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Development of an Innovative Manufacturing Solution for Energy-saving and Environmental-friendly Production of Brassiere Cup

The objective of this project is to develop an energy-saving and environmental-friendly manufacturing process for brassiere cup manufacturers. With the aid of Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE) and CAD/CAM/CAE technologies, the overall brassiere cup manufacturing process can be streamlined and the production lead-time can be shortened by at least 60%. This project will focus on four technology application / development stated below: 1) Define and formulate a knowledge based brassiere cup molding guideline to optimize the efficiency in the brassiere cup mold design and fabrication; 2) Standardize the configuration of mold inserts to facilitate the rapid fabrication of brassiere cup mold and also, to save the material cost; 3) Develop a semi-automatic conveyer for loading and un-loading of the synthetic sheet fabric to the mold; and 4) Apply Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) for the simulation of heat transfer in brassiere cup molding process, to optimize the heat distribution for better product quality and energy saving. Ten pilot companies from brassiere cup manufacturing industry are identified. They will participate in the technology development of this project. The project deliverables will benefit local brassiere cup manufacturing industry in technology advancement and energy saving.

Commercialisation Opportunity
Project No. (ITC) GHP/048/07TP
Project Type Platform
Project Co-ordinator Mr. LOUIE Derek
Research Institute Hong Kong Productivity Council
ITF Amount HK$ 2,426,000
Start Date DD/MM/YY 2008-05-01
Completion Date DD/MM/YY 2009-10-31
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