STRATEGIES AND PRINCIPLES TO DESIGN ROBUST PRODUCTS
In this paper, a catalogue of tools is developed in order to support the design of robust products. Here, disturbances are considered which arise from the environment and have an impact on the product. Three strategies for the controlling of disturbances are presented, “Eliminate disturbance”, “Reduce / eliminate disturbance influence” and “Reduce / eliminate disturbance impact”. For each strategy, a catalogue of tools is developed in which rules, principles and instructions are assigned to each disturbance. From this catalogue the designer gets possible tools to design his product robust.