Random Product Design

SMART Materials
Smart materials have properties that react to changes in their environment. This means that one of their properties can be changed by an external condition, such as temperature, light, pressure or electricity. This change is reversible
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Planned Obsolescence
Planned obsolescence is when a product is made to have a specific life span.
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Thermosetting Polymer
A thermosetting polymer is a polymer that becomes irreversibly hardened upon being cured
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Mass Production
Involves the product going through many stages of a production line. Workers tend to specialise in a small range of tasks.
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Batch Production
Products are identical and made at the same time in either large or small numbers. Manufactoring aids (jigs+formers) are commonly used so that each part can be repeated.
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One-off Production
Involves designing and making a single product for a specific purpose. Usually expensive and involves highly skilled workers.
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Continuous Production
The production line never stops and there are very few workers.
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Planned Obsolescence

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Planned obsolescence is when a product is made to have a specific life span.

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Thermosetting Polymer

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Mass Production

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Batch Production

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