This paper proposes a simple and practical method that facilitates capture of the most significant sources of variation within a craft-based textile manufacturing operation. With the aim of reducing waste in such processes and improving the consistency of the fabric finish, this research work establishes a method that helps indicate the degree to which variation sources contribute to the variability noticed in finished woven fabric. This is achieved by a methodology that is based on the combined use of process modelling theory, specifically the integrated definition for function modelling (IDEF) and process expert knowledge.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 5 May 2018|
|Event||International Conference on Manufacturing Research - Skövde, Sweden|
Duration: 11 Sep 2018 → 13 Sep 2018
|Conference||International Conference on Manufacturing Research|
|Abbreviated title||ICMR '18|
|Period||11/09/18 → 13/09/18|
- textile manufacturing
- waste reduction
Onyeiwu, C., & Hird, A. (Accepted/In press). Innovative approach to variation mapping in craft-based textile manufacturing. Paper presented at International Conference on Manufacturing Research, Skövde, Sweden.