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Design for Disassembly

Design for Disassembly


To investigate whether products have been designed for disassembly.

To look at various products, take them apart and look at issues affecting the designer in terms of disassembly.

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Design for Disassemly

Design for disassembly is becoming crucial for product designers. We are looking to move towards a circular economy where products are leased rather than bought. Designing for disassembly allows products to be taken apart and components replaced easily. However, most current products don't allow for this as they are often difficult to disassemble and joined heavily with adhesives.