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Weight reduction of a connecting fitting used for frame assembly: A design optimization at IKEA Components AB
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Viktreducering av ett beslag för rammontering : En designoptimering på IKEA Components AB (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Continuous improvements are an integral part for the development of everyday life. These improvements do not only ascertain financial gain but also lessening the environmental impact.

The purpose of this study is to gain a deeper understanding of the design process and the decisions required to achieve an optimal design with respect to weight reduction, while retaining the required strength. The study will also investigate the choice of material. This will be done through material and design studies, along with strength calculations of the product in question.

The conclusion from this study is that it is possible to save a certain percentage of the material used, while keeping the strength, form, fit and function intact. The material study provided with a recommendation of the zinc alloy ZA-8. It is an alloy with a good combination of great strength, low density and price.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 79
Keywords [en]
design, optimization, design improvement, weight reduction, design for environment, DFE, material study, 3D-scanning, reverse engineering, FEM, FEA, finite element method, strength analysis
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-88623OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-88623DiVA, id: diva2:1345995
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IKEA Components AB
Subject / course
Mechanical Engineering
Educational program
Mechanical Engineering Programme, 180 credits
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Available from: 2019-08-26 Created: 2019-08-26 Last updated: 2019-08-26Bibliographically approved

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