Selection of Manufacturing Process for Automotive Bumper Fascia Using Analytical Hierarchy Process

A, hambali and L.I, Intan and A.A, Tajul and A.R, Soufhwee and Roni Sahroni, Taufik (2012) Selection of Manufacturing Process for Automotive Bumper Fascia Using Analytical Hierarchy Process. In: International Conference on Design and Concurrent Engineering 2012, October 15–16, 2012, Equatorial Hotel, Melaka.

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This paper presents a way of determining the most appropriate process for automotive bumper fascia using analytical hierarchy process (AHP) at the early stage of the product development process. AHP is a method that assists decision makers to determine the right decision by considering various factors influencing the selection process. There are 5 types of processes under consideration are injection moulding (IM), vacuum thermoforming, reaction injection moulding (RIM), compression moulding (CM), and blow moulding (BM). The analysis ranks the 5 types of processes for suitability of use in manufacturing automotive bumper fascia based on 6 main selection factors and 12 sub-factors. Determining the right manufacturing process was performed based on the AHP concept through the 9 steps. The results indicated that the vacuum forming was the most appropriate manufacturing process because it has the highest value (23.99%) among the other manufacturing processes. This result is also supported by MindDecider software where the vacuum forming was selected as a first choice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing Design
Depositing User: Dr Hambali Arep@Ariff
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2013 08:07
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 03:59
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