Controlled Connections, 1999
Controlled Connections

Design of a full circle production process.

Assembling products and disassembling products are both as intensive in a full circle production process. It would be great to be able to control the connection points in a product;
to connect different parts, and to disconnect different parts. Working with bioplastics I saw the possibility to apply the material into connecting elements: screws, bolts, snap joints, etc. This resulted in a patent, focusing on a Soluble Assembly; bioplastic connecting elements, which dissolve or break in a controlled process. Specificly in a fluid, to combine the dissolving with separating techniques like floating, magnets, filtering etc. to make a disassembly-line; to completely automatize the process of disassembling, like, in most cases, the assembly-line of a lot of products.

Patent pending