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4.5 Production systems

4.5 Production systems

Design for manufacture (DfM) means designers design specifically for optimum use of existing manufacturing capability. Designers need to consider designing products so they can be easily and efficiently manufactured with minimal impact on the environment. Design for...
4.5 Production systems

4.5 Production systems

Design for disassembly is when a product is designed so that when it becomes obsolete it can easily and  economically be taken apart, the components reused or repaired, and the materials repurposed or recycle.   By minimising components, assembly can be made to...
4.5 Production systems

4.5 Production systems

One of the blogs I regularly read is Robin Wood’s blog. Robin (whom I don’t personally know) is a maker of wooden bowls and plates, made with a foot-powered lathe, and he is passionately interested in preserving traditional crafts in England. Not just the...