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The application of rapid prototyping technology and FMEA quality tool in the development of automotive component

Wan Yusoff, Wan Ahmad Yusmawiza and Sa’edun, Mohamad and Afiq, Faidhi (2009) The application of rapid prototyping technology and FMEA quality tool in the development of automotive component. In: International Conference on Advances in Materials & Processing Technology (AMPT 2009), 26-29 Oct., 2009, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to study and apply the rapid prototyping technique using fused deposition modeling (FDM) in improving the quality of an automotive part. A machine that works under FDM principle will be used to produce the final product. An automotive component has been selected as the product for this research and application. Before continuing the fabrication of product, the critical path that must be considered is the design improvement to the target product. Failure mode effect analysis (FMEA) introduced as a tool in to improve the quality design to a better product level. The analysis from FMEA tool is translated to the design and product development. The research's findings however focus to only a selected part in automotive component. This result is inapplicable to other automotive component. Selection of material for fabrication limited to the machine availability and ability. This is the first known research that adopts a FDM machine to improve the existing product without ignoring the product functionality in real condition.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rapid Prototyping, fused deposition modeling, Failure mode effect analysis, automotive part
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T351 Mechanical drawing. Engineering graphics
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering.
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA213 Engineering machinery, tools, and implements
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr WAN AHMAD YUSMAWIZA WAN YUSOFF
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2011 16:25
Last Modified: 19 May 2014 16:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/5960

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