Computer Aided Design (CAD), Human Centered Design (HCD) and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodologies standardized in the automotive, aerospace, defense and construction industries were fundamental in the Win-D-Fender design.
The Win-D-Fender represents thousands of hours of engineering calculations, computer simulations, user trials, and laboratory validation. Every feature, contour and curve is designed to optimize engineering performance:
- The exterior shape maximizes wind protection and promotes aerodynamic wind flow around the Win-D-Fender.
- The interior profile manages turbulence for seamless sound generation.
- The unique shape is designed to provide a personal “sound mirror”.
- Every surface and feature is scrutinized to minimize weight.
- The “W” hole size and pattern are optimized for sound projection and condensation relief, while preventing wind intrusion.
- The height is optimized to preserve the users’ air stream without interfering with the nose, cheek or other facial features.
- The mouth opening is designed to accommodate a broad range of face sizes and shapes while shielding the lip plate.
- Even the spring tension force was meticulously tested to provide critical clamp force and still be easily operated by the 95th percentile flutist.