Print Email Facebook Twitter From parts to products: Using a wastestream for new product development Title From parts to products: Using a wastestream for new product development Author Bosman, G.L. Contributor Flipsen, S.F.J. (mentor) Icibaci, L.M. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Design Engineering Programme Master of Science Integrated Product Design Date 2014-06-05 Abstract For this research a pilot project is conducted focusing on the wood wastestream from the consumer market. The waste generation growth is higher than the population growth due to increased consumption. Therefore, keeping materials in continuous loops for efficient waste management and to provide the materials for future generations gains importance. Up to now, products that are designed using waste streams as a starting point have not been able to significantly affect waste trends. The goal of this design project is design a product from the consumer wood waste stream on a large scale. First, a wastestream analysis is conducted for the wood waste from the consumer market, to investigate which sub stream is most suitable for new product development. Particleboard plates are the most suiting; therefore this material is used as the starting point for the design process. Multiple analyses (material, production technique, product possibility, internal and external, etc.) showed that practically and strategically, modular furniture is the best new application the particleboard plates. After an extensive material experimentation phase, six concepts for modular furniture using particleboard plates are developed. These concepts are assessed on the programme of requirements, costs and ecological impact (Fast track LCA), whereupon the combination of two concepts led to the final design. In the embodiment phase the design of the ShelFold is elaborated and finalized, a foldable modular closet system, which uses twisted rope as a connection for the particleboard plates. The final design, which is ready for mass production, is evaluated on its ecological impact, the impact on the waste management system, usability and value. The findings of these tests are translated in recommendations and critical success factors for an effective market introduction. The design approach for this project is translated into a methodology which can be implemented for various wastestreams. Subject wastestreamwoodreuseclosetmethodology To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:aaf0daf1-2d28-4edd-a7c7-4a1ce8de0f03 Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2014 Bosman, G.L.