HOLISTIC APPROACH TO MATERIALS SELECTION IN PROFESSIONAL APPLIANCES INDUSTRY
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Piselli, A.; Simonato, M.; Del Curto, B.
Section: ENGINEERING DESIGN PRACTICE
Materials selection contributes in pre-evaluating product’s material performance and impact in the production process. Applied to professional food processing appliances, the research aim is to develop a versatile method for materials selection that could help engineers and designers to evaluate both quantitative and qualitative properties of materials. The challenge of the new method is the correlation between material durability properties with their sensorial perception (visual, tactile and auditory), through the evaluation of user-interaction aspects of products and materials.