Personalization in Design through New Technological Achievements

Jelena Micevska, Tatjana Kandikjan

Abstract


BACKGROUND: Mass customized products are achievable due to the advancements in the technologies and software engineering. Mass customization has become necessity for the contemporary production companies. At the same time, that means lot of complication in the engineering, production and logistic processes. Altogether, the complete process of customization costs time and money, which implies additional charges to the customized product.

BACKGROUND: Mass customized products are achievable due to the advancements in the technologies and software engineering. Mass customization has become necessity for the contemporary production companies. At the same time, that means lot of complication in the engineering, production and logistic processes. Altogether, the complete process of customization costs time and money, which implies additional charges to the customized product.

AIM: The aim of this research is gathering knowledge in the field of additive technologies and parametric modeling.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: The gathered knowledge is used in order to help non-designers and designers, both with no knowledge in computer-aided design (CAD) systems and additive technologies. The main idea behind the product configuration model (PCM), proposed in this paper is to enable user-friendly interface, easy to use for novice CAD users. In that manner user can design its own product as a CAD model.

RESULTS: With the technologies like additive technologies, new possibilities emerge. These technologies completely change the process of designing and producing a new product. The size of the series and complexity of the geometry is no obstacle and more important does not apply additional charges. That means that one can order unique product to be produced especially for him/her and have it delivered in short period. With the decrease price of machines for additive technologies, mainly fused deposition modeling (FDM) machines, the number of home-owned machines has increased. Therefore, the users can produce at home anything that they designed or bought as CAD model online.

CONCLUSION: Having in mind that most of them are not familiar with CAD modeling, in this paper, we are proposing product configuration model for creating personalized parts.


Keywords


additive technologies; personalization; parametric modeling; product configuration model

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3889/seejad.2016.10022

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