Detailed Design - Material Selection for Aerator
For this project, I was subcontracted to explore the material selection for an aerator that is meant to prevent splashing when liquid is transferred between containers.
The full report can be found here. This project was a departure from previous ones where I conceptually designed a solution where in this one I had to focus on a single aspect of the solution. Much of my effort went towards research for metrics that accurately reflected the objectives the design team contracted to me and ones that I added for additional value. This research gave me greater appreciation of the nuances that need to be considered, such as hardness and smoothness of the material when designing for hygiene
Gains from Experience ¶
- Principles: designing for usability of consumer goods need to be hygienic and possible metrics are roughness average (micrometer) and hardness (HV)
- Research experience
- Material knowledge of stainless steels