Product Design key words

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  • Created on: 26-04-13 13:50
5th to 95th Percentile
the 'normal' range that product designers target
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Adhesive
A compound that bonds items together
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Aesthetics
The features in a product that make it visually appealing, such as colour, texture, shaping and styling features
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Alloy
A metal produced by combining two or more metals
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Analysis
Discovering the important features of the design problem
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Anthropometrics
The study of human measurements
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Anthropomorphism
using human features on objects to improve the human interface
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Automation
The use of an automated production system
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Bakelite
A synthetic plastic named after it's inventor - L.H. Baekland
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Batch Production
When a larger number of products are produced at the same time
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Biodegradable
Break down naturally with the aid of rain and sunlight
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Blister packaging
Packaging using a pre-formed plaster blister and a printed paperboard card which has a heat seal coating
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Blobject
A product designed using CAD and CAM to reduce styling constraints
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Blow moulding
A manufacturing process for forming hollow plastic products
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Board
Paper-based material but thicker. Any form of paper weighing more than 200gsm is classed as board
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Bonding alloy
The metal used in solderingand welding to form a joint
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Brand development
Creating and developing a strong product identity that will appeal to consumers
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Brand image
This identifies the company who made the product and gives a particualar impression of its qualities
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Brik Pak
A term used to refer to a commo form of aseptic packaging
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BSI
British Standards Institute
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Budgetary issues
Issues involving the available finance
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CAD Models
Models designed digitally using a special software
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CAD
Computer-aided design
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CAM
Computer-aided manufacture
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Casting
Filling a space with liquid material until it becomes solid
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Casting Pattern
The shape of the object required, usually made from timber and used to create the hollow shape in the sand
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CE
Conformite Europeene`
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Cellulose
Plant-based fibres used for paper-making
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Chiselling
A process used for chipping away pieces of timber, metal or concrete
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CMYK
an abbreviation for cyan, magenta,yellow and black - the essential colours used in all paintings
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CNC
Computer numerical control
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CNC robots
Machinery controlled by computer numerical control for use in manufacturing
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CNC routing
Routing controlled by input from a computer
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Combined material
A material made from two or more different materials, with each material still retaining its own identity in the new material
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Commercial viability
An assessment of how feasible your product will be to go into commercial production
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Company logo and trademark
Company symbols and service marks used to advertise and display products
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Compliant Materials
Materials that are flexible, such as textiles and some plastics
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Components
Basic electronic units connected to other units by being soldered onto a printed board to create an electronic circuit
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Composite materials
Materials made from two or more different materials, with each material still remaining its own identity in the new material
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A compound that bonds items together

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Adhesive

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The features in a product that make it visually appealing, such as colour, texture, shaping and styling features

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A metal produced by combining two or more metals

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Discovering the important features of the design problem

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