A series of case studies analyzing various materials and manufacturing methods through existing products in order to understand the affordances and limitations of each. Characteristics such as size, tolerances, complexity, strength, and costs of parts are each analyzed within the product's context of use to create suggestions for how to improve the product's design for manufacturing or design for assembly to reduce costs or improve performance.

Fire hydrant analysis and metal to polymer plumbing pipe comparison projects were created in collaboration with Shannon Ha, each taking part in the research and visual communication.

Key Skills:

  • Materials and Manufacturing
  • DFM / DFA Analysis
  • Process Visualization

Tools Used:

  • Procreate Illustration
  • Adobe InDesign

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