Rapid prototyping technology adoption framework development: Operationalization and roadmap generation for SMEs
|dc.contributor.supervisor||Assoc. Prof. Ian Howard|
|dc.contributor.supervisor||Dr Ilyas Mazhar|
The research provides a comprehensive and practical roadmap, from strategic through to the operational level, for an effective adoption of Rapid Prototyping Technology (RPT). This has been achieved through the development of frameworks, a Decision Support System for process selection, identification of the drivers of external and internal environment, market evaluation and competitor analysis. The developed methodology incorporates Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), value chain micro analysis of product development cycle and important performance (IP) Analysis.
|dc.title||Rapid prototyping technology adoption framework development: Operationalization and roadmap generation for SMEs|
|curtin.department||Department of Mechanical Engineering|