Application of QFD to Mechanize the Manufacturing of the Jaipur Foot

Year: 2011
Editor: Chakrabarti, A.
Author: Amirthakasi,Pankajalakshmi; Jetti,Sagar Santi; Srinivasan,Sujatha
Section: Design for X
Page(s): 203-210


The currentmanufacturing process of the Jaipur foot involves laborious, repetitive and non-standard techniques.Most of the process steps involve manual trial and error methods. This results in considerable variability in the quality of the end product, high reject rates and low production volumes. In this work Quality Function Deployment techniques are employed to determine critical fabrication processes that affect the quality of the final product. The identified processes are then replaced with suitable solutions that mechanize the process and ensure repeatability and uniformity. Thesemechanisms serve to streamline and standardize the foot production process.

Keywords: QFD, Jaipur Foot, Process Improvement, Mechanization.


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