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Franssen, T.J. (author)
In this project, the opportunities were investigated when combining shape-memory alloy material with 3D printing technology. This combination has the potential to create objects that are able to move on their own. Shape-memory alloys are as the name suggests material with a Shape-Memory this unique quality makes it possible to program a shape...
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Van den Corput, F. (author)
The mystery and beauty of the cosmos have been the subject of our interest for ages, allowing people to navigate, tell stories and find answers to our most existential questions. However, light pollution and the complexity of optical instruments have made us lose touch with the splendour of the universe. An opportunity was found to remedy this...
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Stevens, D. (author)
The graduation project This graduation project was executed for EDS – Casting & Forging B.V. (EDS). EDS (Engineering Design and Supply) is a company which is particularly involved in the designing of products and parts for other companies. These are metal products or parts which are mostly produced by casting. EDS reduces the weight and costs by...
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Esseveld, R.N. (author)
The thesis entails a project in which companies that collect, re-furbish and re-use , used building materials have been studied. The collaborating company, Buurman werkplaats en materialen, is such a company and was interested in becoming more attractive for the business to business market. For this reason, the analysis of the thesis focused on...
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van Nieuwmegen, O. (author)
This report aims to analyse the possibilities of smart technology for firefighters and how it can be used to make the firefighter department more efficient and safe. The analysis phase focussed on exploring firefighters’ needs and the characteristics of their culture. Besides that, the technological opportunities were investigated, aiming to...
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Burford, J.C. (author)
The assignment given by AFKL was to improve customer satisfaction of outstation lounges. Whether this be by improving the current lounges or by coming up with new, alternative services to the lounge. From research it was concluded that there are three different types of lounge users: time efficient, regular, and cautious or working. It’s...
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Wang, W. (author)
Nowadays lots of smart materials have been developed and are looking for meaningful applications that would benefit people’s life in the future. These emerging materials need to be materialised and realized through the manufacturing process. On the other hand, looking at the trend of manufacturing, the development of additive manufacturing has...
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de Hoop, J. (author)
Since post-consumer plastics have less well defined properties compared to virgin plastics they are not widely applied in consumer products. This thesis studied the unique qualities of post-consumer plastics. Tensile tests were performed, studying the impact qualities of recycled HDPE sheets. Leading to the optimisation of sheet production of...
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Snijder, T.A. (author)
Inability to adapt to growth is a problem in the field of pediatric prostheses. Current prostheses do not adapt to the normal growth of children’s limbs and require constant visits to health care providers for adjustment or replacement. To solve this issue a new socket was designed making use of auxetic metamaterials. The residual limb of the...
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Henselmans, G.G.M. (author)
Problem situation - Global population is expected to double its size in 2030 (EMF, 2013), so will global consumption. Resource scarcity and associated environmental impact has shown that the current way of conducting business is not sustainable (Bocken et al., 2014). A promising alternative is proposed; circular economy. This new economic system...
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Vlugter, J.C. (author)
Over the course of the 20th century, plastics have transformed the way we use, design and manufacture the products that define our everyday lives. Yet as our global demand for plastics increases, so does the amount of plastic waste that is created. Currently only a small amount of the material value of this waste stream is retrieved through...
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Coutsoucos, A. (author)
This project was commissioned by Livework Rotterdam with the intent of designing a new service value proposition to offer to clients. This new service would have to support large companies in developing disruptive startups through a service design approach. Research was conducted to explore three core topics: companies’ barriers to disruptive...
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Stolk, L.M. (author)
Objects surrounding us are predominantly static. This report describes a step towards a more dynamic world. A new composite is introduced that is able to change its shape like a hinge. The process started with analysing and reproducing a composite consisting of a low-melting point metal and a silicone, created in 2016 (by van Meerbeek et al.)....
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Van Iersel, B. (author)
The goal for this project was to determine opportunities for Fairphone to expand their portfolio and develop and validate a concept that deserves to carry the Fairphone name. Hence the title: ‘Spreading Fairphone’s philosophy across consumer electronics’. The project is split into three phases: Analysis, Conceptualization, and Materialization....
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Aus dem Kamen, V. (author)
: The majority of trucks is equipped with an external sun visor. The design of this product has not changed significantly since its first introduction around 1950. Despite the availability of alternative products such as tinted windows, users often make the decision to purchase this optional part. The truck industry is focusing increasingly on...
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Van de Leur, F. (author)
Mycelium-based materials are still fairly unknown to society, which offers a great testing ground for design research in order to explore the ways in which these materials can be introduced to society. This research project aims to explore what advantages and challenges additive manufacturing (AM) and mycelium-based materials might bring each...
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Boekraad, R. (author)
A recent development on the field of additive manufacturing is the ability to print conductive materials alongside non-conductive materials, predominantly plastics. With the addition of the possibility to insert external components during the manufacturing process, this allows for the integration of mechanical and electrical functionality into a...
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de Boer, J.T. (author)
In the graduation project of Remmerswaal, N. (2015), a concept for a new building system for the Indonesian kampung was developed: The CAST formwork system. The development of the concept was based on several identified problems of the Indonesian construction sector. The project concluded with a first design of the CAST formwork system, in this...
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Huisman, W. (author)
The circular economy framework is made up of many loops and principles. There are different business model archetypes and design principles that can help companies to transition towards the circular economy. For a company with the intention to do so, the question arises what combination of all these aspects is most favourable. In this report,...
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Lub, H. (author)
This thesis report covers the graduation project that is done in cooperation with Ultimaker. The goal of this project was to research the potential of 3D-printing as an addition to traditional manufacturing, aimed at the production of customized and/or small series of products. There are 7 different manufacturers approached and interviewed on...
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