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PRODUCT ANALYSIS - EXERCISE 3

V. Ryan 2009

 

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Look at the recycling bin opposite. The container has been manufactured from low density polyethylene and also the bins.

It has a foot pedal and mechanism that operates the lid. The container and bins are relatively large and would be used in a commercial kitchen rather than for domestic use.

You are to carry out a product analysis of the recycling bin. Write a sentence or more alongside the prompts.
 
1. Materials:
 
 
2. Estimated height, width and depth:
 
 
3. Strength and resistance to knocks:
 
 
4. Specific properties of high density polystyrene/polyethylene:
 
 
5. Stability / balance:
 
 
6. Safety:
 
 
 
 
7. Manufacturing processes:
 
 
8. Overall style / design:
 
 
9. Efficiency of pedal mechanism:
 
 
10. Strength:
 
 
11. Estimated cost in the shops:
 
12.
 
 
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Now that you have carried out your own product analysis, describe a few design improvements.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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