P19093: Over-Bed Hospital Table
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Build & Manufacture

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Overall Build & Manufacture

This page goes over all of build and manufacturing process for the bedside table from initial ideas and brainstorming to the final product. The build and manufacturing process was split into three categories: tabletop, support column, and base.

*Detailed Build & Assembly Instructions can be found here

Tabletop Ideas

We all created prototypes on small cardboard versions for the swivel mechanism. We ultimately decided our design considering feasibility and ease of manufacturing.
Idea 1

Idea 1

Idea 2

Idea 2

Idea 3

Idea 3

Idea 4

Idea 4

Decision Tree - Pros & Cons

Decision Tree - Pros & Cons

After we decided on a tabletop design, we made a larger cardboard prototype to verify that no other complications came up when the ideas were scaled.

To-Scale Prototype of Selected Tabletop Design

To-Scale Prototype of Selected Tabletop Design

Tabletop Design and Build

The final tabletop is designed to be in a retracted or expanded position.
 Retracted Tabletop

Retracted Tabletop

 Expanded Tabletop

Expanded Tabletop

Tabletop Laminate

Initial research about wood furnishings to apply to the tabletop surface was done here

After more research, a Formica Infiniti Laminate was chosen to be applied to the tabletop surface. Formica is a common brand used throughout medical, household, and industrial settings. Formica laminates are durable, scratch-resistant, and easily cleanable. Formica Infiniti is specifically used for medical fields as it provides an extra anti-microbial surface protection feature.

Formica Infiniti

Formica Infiniti

Formica Infiniti Specs

Formica Infiniti Specs

Pneumatic Support Column

The support column is a manually operated pneumatic column sourced from SUSPA.
 Pneumatic Table Column

Pneumatic Table Column

Base Manufacturing

Base Design 3: Bedside Table Base Design
Base Design

Base Design

Hot-rolled steel was used to manufacture the base. It is a high density material that can be easily welded.

The legs of the base are made up of four steel strips that were bent 80 degrees to make the base structurally stable. Three strips were bent 90 degrees and welded together to act as the center of the base. The legs and center were welded together afterwards.

 Base Pieces

Base Pieces

 Final Base

Final Base

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