A case study analysis of the application of design for manufacture principles by industrial design students

Marshall, R. and Page, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-6622-0810, 2016. A case study analysis of the application of design for manufacture principles by industrial design students. In: Y.M. Goh and K. Case, eds., Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXX: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2016), Loughborough University, Loughborough, September 2016. Advances in transdisciplinary engineering . Amsterdam: IOS Press, pp. 311-316. ISBN 9781614996675

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This paper describes a case study evaluation of a module that engages students on product and industrial design programmes with the principles of Design for Manufacturing (DFM). The primary element of the module is to expose students to the constraints of a full design to manufacture process. The module explores the design of a small polymer promotional item, together with the means of mass producing that item. This is done through the process of injection moulding and students design an injection mould tool to allow the production of the promotional item out of a suitable polymer. This module brings together CAD, CNC part programming, injection moulding tooling design, polymeric material selection and production considerations. The paper will highlight the benefits of practical engagement with the DFM process.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Marshall, R. and Page, T.
Publisher: IOS Press
Place of Publication: Amsterdam
Date: September 2016
Rights: This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence.
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 11 Jan 2018 11:10
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2018 11:10
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/32391

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