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Material	  Selection	  and	  Design	  for	  Sustainable	  Material	  Innovation	  
Sharon	  Prendeville:	  	  Research	  Assistant	  &	  PhD	  Candidate	  	  Element	  of	  wider	  PhD	  research	  
SME	  	  manufacturing	  in	  Wales	  (UK)	  	  design-­‐led	  	  innovaDon	  	  mature	  sustainability	  profile	  	  
materials	  ecodesign	  material	  selection	  processes	  design	  process	  
single	  case-­‐study	  intensive/in-­‐depth	  deviant/unique/extreme	  purposive	  sampling	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  ...
embedded	  units/within	  case	  analysis	  
Cradle to Cradle“remamake things” thinking about the materiaour products are designed and assembled,of use with our custom...
typology	  Material	  Case	  Identified	  Ecodesign	  Strategies	  Potential	  Trade-­‐offs	  Sources	  of	  Materials	  C...
classification	  
classification	  
how	  do	  materials	  become	  embedded?	  
2	  
2	   3	  
next	  stages…	  Integration	  of	  typology	  with	  Environmental	  Assessment	  results	  	  Development	  of	  explora...
 Sharon	  Prendeville	  Research	  Assistant-­‐	  Ecodesign	  Centre	  sharon@edcw.org	  	  @ecodesigncentre	  www.ecodesi...
Material Selection and Design for Sustainable Material Innovation - Presentation 'Crafting the Future' 2013
Material Selection and Design for Sustainable Material Innovation - Presentation 'Crafting the Future' 2013
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Material Selection and Design for Sustainable Material Innovation - Presentation 'Crafting the Future' 2013

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Material Selection and Design for Sustainable Material Innovation - Presentation 'Crafting the Future' 2013

  1. 1. Material  Selection  and  Design  for  Sustainable  Material  Innovation  
  2. 2. Sharon  Prendeville:    Research  Assistant  &  PhD  Candidate    Element  of  wider  PhD  research  
  3. 3. SME    manufacturing  in  Wales  (UK)    design-­‐led    innovaDon    mature  sustainability  profile    
  4. 4. materials  ecodesign  material  selection  processes  design  process  
  5. 5. single  case-­‐study  intensive/in-­‐depth  deviant/unique/extreme  purposive  sampling                              context  New  Product  Developments  (products  &  processes)  suppliers  design  team  recyclers  
  6. 6. embedded  units/within  case  analysis  
  7. 7. Cradle to Cradle“remamake things” thinking about the materiaour products are designed and assembled,of use with our customers.No matter how good your products are, thewhen their first useful life comes to an endproduct life cycles Cradle to Cradle asks uscommonplace approach of “take, make &prompted us to act.During the early stages of the design of Ara wrelationship with one of Cradle to Cradle’s autindustrial chemist Micheal Braungart. Throughdevelopment we have been working with EPEAorganisation based in Hamburg.We’ve always very carefully considered the matin our products but our aim in working with Ethat what we’re using is truly safe, for henvironment alike, and successful in technicaThis means looking in much more detail aingredient in the materials we use; to determthis aim and need to be substituted or removeArmsupportOurgoalwasthanever,usinmoreeffectivewithaseparaarmrestthat’swe’veevermaDosomethingrecyclable.Notthemostcourselvestheplasticchairbasensetheyarecollarmouldedthebase.GreanotsogreatwdifficulttoremSmartdesignaabasewithouotherplasticbtesteditlikem
  8. 8. typology  Material  Case  Identified  Ecodesign  Strategies  Potential  Trade-­‐offs  Sources  of  Materials  Coir Main Case Study1. Material Replacement2. Light-weighting3. Material Grade Identification4. Material Streamlining5. Part Reduction6. Design for Disassembly7. Design for End of Life8. Toxicity Reduction9. Design for Assembly1. Design for Disassembly2. Design for Recycling3. Design for Recycled Content Inclusion4. Increased Energy during ProductionMaterial selection characterised by exploratoryapproach based on inspiration - dominated byresources such as magazines, libraries, books,inspiring productsBioplastic PLABamboo Main Case Study1. Material Replacement2. Dematerialisation3. Light-weighting4. Material Grade Identification5. Material Streamlining6. Part Reduction7. Design for Disassembly8. Design for End of Life9. Toxicity Reduction1. Design for Disassembly2. Design for Recycling3. Design for Recycled Content Inclusion4. Increased Energy during ProductionMaterial selection characterised by exploratoryapproach based on inspiration - dominated byresources such as magazines, libraries, books,inspiring productsSelf-Reinforcing PolypropylenerPETNatural LatexElastomer Case B, C 1. Dematerialisation2. Light-weighting3. Material Grade Identification4. Material Streamlining5. Part Reduction6. Design for Disassembly7. Design for End of Life8. Toxicity Reduction1. Design for Disassembly2. Design for Recycling3. Design for Recycled Content Inclusion4. Increased Energy during ProductionMaterial selection dominated by stakeholdersincluding:(1) suppliers of components(2) sub-assemblies(3) raw materials and(4) material knowledge centresPolypropylene Case A, B, C1. Dematerialisation2. Light-weighting3. Material Grade Identification4. Material Streamlining5. Part Reduction6. Design for Disassembly7. Design for End of Life8. Toxicity Reduction9. Design for Assembly1. Design for Disassembly2. Design for Recycling3. Design for Recycled Content Inclusion4. Increased Energy during ProductionMaterial selection dominated by stakeholdersincluding:(1) suppliers of components(2) sub-assemblies(3) raw materials and(4) material knowledge centresNylonSteelAluminium
  9. 9. classification  
  10. 10. classification  
  11. 11. how  do  materials  become  embedded?  
  12. 12. 2  
  13. 13. 2   3  
  14. 14. next  stages…  Integration  of  typology  with  Environmental  Assessment  results    Development  of  explorative  embedded  (material)  knowledge  research          
  15. 15.  Sharon  Prendeville  Research  Assistant-­‐  Ecodesign  Centre  sharon@edcw.org    @ecodesigncentre  www.ecodesigncentre.org    permission  of  Oangebox  

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