Design For Assembly

This was an assignment to redesign an existing product and to optimize it for assembly.
An important part of this, is the reducing of the number of parts.

For this assignment, I chose to use the Silver River II 3,5″ HDD external USB/E-SATA housing from Thermaltake.

This product had 9 parts, plus a connector from the LED cable, the LED glass, two stickers and 8 screws.
So there was room for improvement.02

In the new housing, that was optimized for assembly, there were only 6 parts left and no screws.