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HDPE - PRODUCT ANALYSIS - EXERCISE

V. Ryan 2008

 

Look at the plastic/metal folding picnic table seen on the previous page. The table top has been manufactured from high density polyethylene (injection moulded). The legs have been manufactured from either aluminium of mild steel tube. The fittings are also steel or aluminium.

 

You are to carry out a product analysis of the plastic/metal folding table. Write a sentence or more alongside the prompts.

   

WHAT PRODUCT ANALYSIS TELLS US ABOUT THE TABLE

   
1. Materials:

2. Estimated height, width and depth:

3. Strength and resistance to knocks:

4. Specific properties of high density polystyrene:

5. Specific properties of aluminium tube:

6. Stability / balance:

7. Safety:

8. Manufacturing processes:

9. Overall style / design:

10. Efficiency of folding mechanism:

11. Strength:

12. Estimated cost in the shops:

13.

14.
   
DESIGN / PRODUCT IMPROVEMENTS
   
Now that you have carried out your own product analysis, describe a few design improvements.
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
   

 

   
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