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Designed Exchangeable Rim Protection Device

Löfwall, Anders and Eklund, Sebastian (2009) MMK920
Product Development
Abstract
A common, and reoccurring, problem with aluminum alloy car wheel rims is their ease of
becoming scratched and damaged during normal operation. This phenomenon is
unwanted not only as it aggravates visual appearance, but also as scratches and chippings can contribute to unsuitable product property changes.

The study aims at developing one, or several, product concepts of how to protect
aluminum alloy car wheel rims from scratches and chippings, appearing as a result of
curb collision when parking a vehicle. VCC has requested, at maximum, three different
product concepts of a designed exchangeable rim protection device with belonging
investigations regarding product technology, development time, and development cost.
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A common, and reoccurring, problem with aluminum alloy car wheel rims is their ease of
becoming scratched and damaged during normal operation. This phenomenon is
unwanted not only as it aggravates visual appearance, but also as scratches and chippings can contribute to unsuitable product property changes.

The study aims at developing one, or several, product concepts of how to protect
aluminum alloy car wheel rims from scratches and chippings, appearing as a result of
curb collision when parking a vehicle. VCC has requested, at maximum, three different
product concepts of a designed exchangeable rim protection device with belonging
investigations regarding product technology, development time, and development cost.
In addition, design proposals, and physical prototypes, are to be presented for each and
every product concept. The aim of the design process is to display in what way the visual appearance of a car wheel rim, and the car itself, can be modified with the use of the concept at hand. (Less)
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author
Löfwall, Anders and Eklund, Sebastian
supervisor
organization
course
MMK920
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Volvo Car Corporation, Product Development, Concept Development, Designed Exchangeable Rim Protection
language
English
id
1496240
date added to LUP
2009-10-26 06:59:27
date last changed
2010-02-01 14:40:04
@misc{1496240,
  abstract     = {A common, and reoccurring, problem with aluminum alloy car wheel rims is their ease of 
becoming scratched and damaged during normal operation. This phenomenon is 
unwanted not only as it aggravates visual appearance, but also as scratches and chippings can contribute to unsuitable product property changes. 
 
The study aims at developing one, or several, product concepts of how to protect 
aluminum alloy car wheel rims from scratches and chippings, appearing as a result of 
curb collision when parking a vehicle. VCC has requested, at maximum, three different 
product concepts of a designed exchangeable rim protection device with belonging 
investigations regarding product technology, development time, and development cost. 
In addition, design proposals, and physical prototypes, are to be presented for each and 
every product concept. The aim of the design process is to display in what way the visual appearance of a car wheel rim, and the car itself, can be modified with the use of the concept at hand.},
  author       = {Löfwall, Anders and Eklund, Sebastian},
  keyword      = {Volvo Car Corporation,Product Development,Concept Development,Designed 
Exchangeable Rim Protection},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Designed Exchangeable Rim Protection Device},
  year         = {2009},
}