Innovation in Engineering

"The perfect balance of form and function encapsulates the essential aspects of our brand: Innovation, Quality, Performance, and Luxury."

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Innovation, Quality, Performance and Luxury are our Passions

At Win-D-Fender, we use our passion for Innovation in Engineering to develop high quality products for musicians. The design and engineering team focuses on combining beautiful design with state of the art engineering.
Clear contours and clean surfaces visually express the physics and mathematics which are the key elements of the Win-D-Fender.

The perfect balance of form and function encapsulates the essential aspects of our brand: Quality, Performance, and Luxury.




"The Win-D-Fender may be one of the most well engineered musical accessories in history. "







Engineering Driven Performance and Precision

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.


The Win-D-Fender may be one of the most well engineered musical accessories in history.




"After twenty-one design iterations and thousands of hours, the Win-D-Fender was introduced to the public. "





The Evolution of Design

The first Win-D-Fender concept was a plastic spoon "rubber-banded" to a flute, and placed in front of an electric fan. The design and engineering team incorporated Kaizen (Constant Improvement) principles to create design iterations until the design was perfected. Each design iteration included: design improvements, computer simulations, tests and user trials.

After twenty-one design iterations and thousands of hours, the Win-D-Fender was introduced to the public.