Assembling of furniture without screws
Tutor / directorFernández Sánchez, Joaquín
Document typeBachelor thesis
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The present study develops a model that facilitates the assembly of a piece of furniture. This project is born with the idea of simplifying the assembly of IKEA furniture, where the user buys one that has to be assembled from boards andscrews among other elements that are provided.The starting point of this project is a previous one in which specific unions were designed and studied in depth to simplify the assembly of any furniture. In this project one of the unions in particular willbe studied, trying to solve all the unions of a specific piece of furniture with it. A series of elements / complements will also be proposed based on this same concept of the non-use of screws.First of all the state of the art is made, to see what does already exist and see which are the strengths and limitations of the products. Based on these, you will find out what attributes you want the new product to have to obtain a better solution, combining the best features of the different designs found.On the other hand, users are analyzed in order to understand the needs of the market and cover them with a series of functions, which mark the different conditions that the design must fulfill in order to achieve the objectives proposed.Based on these two analysis, the guidelines of the project are defined in order to define the geometry and properties that the design element must meet in order to find an improved product.Once the objectives and function of the design object have been defined, the project is carried out through all the design stages.A section is dedicated to study the elements required in the assembly of the furniture, as well as a thorough study of the possible materials to be used.Finally, once a solution that meets the requirements of the project is found, a study is done on the economic cost of this solution in order to see if it’s economically doable. Creating with all this a project with possibilities to be launched into the market and be used based on what explained in this project.
DegreeGRAU EN ENGINYERIA EN TECNOLOGIES INDUSTRIALS (Pla 2010)