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EXAMINATION QUESTION - PART TWO
INJECTION MOULDING HIPS, HDPE, LDPE, PP, ACRYLIC (PMMA), ABS.EMPLATE

V. Ryan 2011

 

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Injection moulding is the must suitable industrial process for the manufacture of the parts of the playset. Why is this the case?

 
 
 
 
Injection moulding is the most suitable process for the manufacture of the parts. The parts will be mass produced, in their thousands. Injection moulding is quick and can be set up as an automated / repetitive process.

Injection moulding is suitable for the quick manufacture of detailed / complex 3D parts, especially interlocking parts.

Although the initial set up of injection moulding equipment and moulds is expensive, on long production runs the cost is reduced, the more parts that are manufactured.

Operation of injection moulding machines, can be carried out by relatively unskilled operators, keeping costs down . The complex moulds are the only parts that required skilled workers.

Injection moulding is an ideal process for remote manufacturing. Designs can be developed in one country, transferred electronically to another for the manufacturing process to be carried out.
 
The play set has been designed for young children. How does the playset appeal to this target market?
 
Research suggest that young children like bright colours. As the characters are built up of different coloured parts, this attracts the intended target market.

Young children generally like toys that encourage creativity and construction. This design of this playset is based on this premise. The playset allows children to make their own characters.

The playset allows a child to experiment, by building a variety of characters. This offsets the livelihood of boredom, encouraging the development of a child’s imagination. This adds user value to the playset.

The characters are comical. They are similar to the type of cartoon characters children often see on TV.
 
 
 
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