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|Title: ||Additive manufacturing as an enabler for enhanced consumer involvement|
|Authors: ||Campbell, R.I.|
de Beer, D.J.
van der Grijp, R.
Evans, Mark A.
|Keywords: ||Additive manufacturing|
|Issue Date: ||2012|
|Publisher: ||Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa|
|Citation: ||CAMPBELL, R.I. ... et al., 2012. Additive manufacturing as an enabler for enhanced consumer involvement. Proceedings of 13th Annual RAPDASA Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, 8 pp.|
|Abstract: ||The proposed paper will draw on previous work done by the authors to use functional
prototypes, produced using additive manufacturing (AM), as a means to draw customer input
and preferences into new product development. This technique was referred to as Customer
Interaction through Functional Prototypes (CIFP). The CIFP philosophy, as originally
developed, has been proven both in consumer and medical products. In recent years, the
authors have developed further concepts of AM-enabled enhanced consumer involvement
within their respective research teams. The paper will discuss the extended use of CIFP in
the VUT's Technology Transfer and Innovation Directorate to support grant holders of the
Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII)
and Technology and Innovation Agency (TIA) to develop innovative new product concepts.
The paper will then go on to discuss a novel method of consumer interaction developed at
Loughborough University referred to as Computer-aided Consumer Design (CaCODE). This
technique allows non- designers to take an existing product design, e.g. a pen, and modify its
shape, in real- time, until they create a customised version of the product that meets their
needs. The modification is limited within pre-defined parameters to make sure that any final
design is functional and producible using AM.|
|Description: ||This is a conference paper. The conference was held on 31 October 2012 - 02 November 2012.|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://www.rapdasa.org/|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers and Presentations (Design School)|
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