The Problem 

Design a citrus juicer that is radically different than current juicing solutions. Ignore all previous knowledge of how traditional juicers function and design something new for the market.

PRESSURE

TWIST 

PULVERIZING OBJECT

Any sort of pressure is needed. A human hand, a lever, or some sort of pressure must be applied.

In order to efficiently juice a citrus fruit there must be pressure and a twist action.

Commonly a conical shape with serrated edges, there must be a form to break down the citrus flesh.

Manual juicing can be broken down into three components:

Research 

I wanted to understand juicing as it exists today. I found my focus with manual press juicing techniques. 

Types of Juicing
- Centrifugal
- Masticating
- Triturating
- Manual Press: 
 A kitchen tool that extracts            juice from citrus fruits and vegetable  by shredding flesh of the food item.
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Popular Brand of juicers- 
- Breville
- Omega
- Angel Juicer
- Huron
- Oster
- Tribest
- Metrokane
- Black and Decker
Clear trends in all citrus juicers - 
- A conical form to push the citrus onto.
- Pressure applied manually or with    the help of a handle.
- A basin to catch the pulp
- A container to catch the juice
- Models range in sizes

Ideation

"You are holding an orange in your hand and you want to get the juice out ... what do you do?" 
A professor gave me a question to try and get me thinking outside the box.

Final Concept

PRESSURE

TWIST 

PULVERIZING OBJECT

Any sort of pressure is needed. A human hand, a lever, or some sort of pressure must be applied.

In order to efficiently juice a citrus fruit there must be pressure and a twist action.

Commonly a conical shape with serrated edges, there must be a form to break down the citrus flesh.

Manual juicing can be broken down into three components:

Mood Board

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I found an origami shape that worked as the flexible cylinder that used the three core principle of manual juicing: pressure, twist, and pulverize.

Twist and pressure: A tube of parallelograms that when twisted stacks flat.

Pulverize: Lined on each parallelogram internally are teeth to help break down the citrus.

CAD Model 

Solid works Version 2015-2016

Final appearance model  

Study Models

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It's fun.

It's easy.

It's portable.

It's simple.

It's the citrus squeeze.

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