Green Foundry Development Through Casting Simulation and QFD
Indian Foundry Journal, Vol. 57, No. 8, 2011
6 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2011 Last revised: 25 Sep 2011
Date Written: August 6, 2011
The context of providing right value to the customer begins with a holistic objective and a broad vision. The issue of broad vision appears as being devoid of the point focus, but it is a blessing in disguise especially when this asymptotic phenomenon results because of inclusion of multi-customers (like the environment, energy resource, Government et al.) start operating with me-too profile. The present work attempts to collate the issue of combining requirements of secondary founding objective like Green Foundry practising. The objective here is to emphasise the paradigm of reduction of castings produced. Both weight reduction (of individual piece), and the successful deployment of ‘methods’ can be addressed thus to assure greener founding. The instance of using casting simulation packages has been recommended as the narrow objective, which emerges through a broader focus of SHEQ-PC.
The present work builds the conceptual framework for the development of a minimum product weight at lean casting, or, lower metal cast at abating defects. The use of simulation software allows that objective, whose character may be determined by applying the Voice of customer paradigm through fulfilment of Quality Function Deployment (QFD). The QFD tool and the roadmap of lean casting development would be handy in imparting to the foundryman a wherewithal for Green and environment-friendly planning of Founding system.
Keywords: SHEQ-PC (Safety, Health, Environment, Quality, Productivity and Cost), Voice of Customer (VOC), gap
JEL Classification: D21, D20, D24, E21, E27, Q48
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