Fixing & Repairing

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FALL 2017

Eco Design Strategies, Concept Design, 3D Design, Industrial Design, 3D Printing

Modo, Keyshot, Fusion 360, Design Strategies

Promoting The Culture of Repair

The useful life of consumer electronic devices is relatively short, and decreasing as a result of rapid changes in equipment features and capabilities. This creates a large waste stream of obsolete electronic equipment, electronic waste (e-waste).

Even though there are conventional disposal methods for e-waste, these methods have disadvantages from both the economic and environmental viewpoints. As a result, new e-waste management options need to be considered, for example, recycling. But electronic recycling has a short history, so there is not yet a solid infrastructure in place. iPrintit is a web based service for 3D printing and repairing major electronic devices.