Integrated Eco-Design Tool for Malaysian Automobile Industry
Julirose Gonzales, Novita Sakundarini, Raja Ariffin, and Zahari bin Taha
Center for Product Design and Manufacturing, Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture Faculty of Engineering, University Malaya 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Today’s manufacturing companies are burdened with the pressures of managing their products throughout its life cycles and ensure that their products have minimum impact in the environment through Eco-design methods. This paper looks into the different Product Eco-evaluation methods in terms of Material Recyclability, Manufacturing Process and Disassemblability used for Eco-design, especially in the automobile industry. From these methods, the authors propose an Eco-Design framework suited for Malaysian local automobile SMEs given their limited role in Automobile design.
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