Modules for ‘Non-Dualism in Design’

Modules of ‘Design for CP Manufacturing’.

Product Development

  • Convergent sketch ideation
  • Drawing in two-point perspective
  • Using cure colour pens to add form to sketches
  • Divergent modelling using CNC Router and laminated Foam Board
  • Drawing in illustrator and exporting sketches to ugs platform/universal g-code sender
  • Calibration of CNC mill
  • Printing 2d drawings and laminating onto plywood to use as stencil for modelling
  • Extrusion of model schematics into Fusion 360 and conversion to parametric forms
  • Saving from illustrator into file
  • Opening DXF in Fusion 360 and extruding out the model within physical model parameters
  • Using chamfer and fillet tools to round off corners and create ovular forms
  • Compartmentalisation of form, orientation for printing with supports and creation of male/female connectors.
  • Slicing the model into sub-components with reference to slicing orientation
  • Drawing sketches onto the model
  • Extruding male connectors and cutting female connectors
  • Slicing models to gcode for PLA print export. Inside wall thickness and infill. Layer height and bed levelling.
  • Exporting to Cura and changing the normals to smooth form
  • Calibrating the print in Cura and changing inside wall thickness and infill density
  • Print supports and brimming
  • Transition to PETG printing of components
  • Choosing the right PETG materials
  • Where to get them from
  • Minimising waste through inevitable print failures and recycling the waste
  • Testing of concept and continual improvement towards simplicity/complexity
  • Filming the model’s performance using high-speed camera
  • Analysing points of failure and improving the model in Fusion
  • Production of prototype with hexadecimal colour wrapping
  • Assigning materials to the model and rendering for visual approval
  • How to extract a colour pallet from an abstract photograph and determine hexadecimal code.

Manufacturing Design

  • Nomination of components to individual printers
  • Nominating components to best printer bed size
  • Creation of a printing schedule, component rotor and weekly yields
  • Production of a print rotar using excel and deciding on hardware volumes
  • Calibration of print in relation to material tolerance
  • Choosing best printing speed (mm/s) and layer heights
  • Post-processing and lacquering
  • Removal of print supports, Dremmel off loose material, Coating parts with Hycote
  • Creation of assembly stages
  • Converting assembly stages into repeatable/teachable process
  • Incorporation of production yields into P&L financial model, to create annual revenue
  • Using production yields and operational costs to produce a financial model for the business in Excel
  • Adherence to yellow-belt LEAN SIGMA
  • Define, measure, analyse, improve, control
  • Tendency towards complexity and continual improvement
  • Minimising waste
  • 5s and the visual workplace

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