Innovative approach to variation mapping in craft-based textile manufacturing

Onyeiwu, Chimaeze and Hird, Abigail (2018) Innovative approach to variation mapping in craft-based textile manufacturing. In: International Conference on Manufacturing Research, 2018-09-11 - 2018-09-13. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    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.

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    Onyeiwu, Chimaeze and Hird, Abigail ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5938-2726;