• Additive manufacturing: the new industrial revolution

      Diegel, O (CRDM Ltd, 2011)
      It has been speculated that, in the near future, additive manufacturing will begin to have a marked effect on how we order and manufacture products. When one examines some of the implications of AM more closely, it can be ...
    • Design for Biodiversity: a new approach for ecologically sustainable product design?

      Reay, SD; Withell, A; Diegel, O (New Zealand Society for Sustainability Engineering and Science (NZSSES), 2010)
      McDonough and Braungart proposed the “Cradle to Cradle” design framework to provide solutions to the world’s current ecological crisis. This approach, based on examples from nature, ensures that human activities can have ...
    • Design methods toolbox: supporting self-directed learning through innovative teaching and learning resources

      Withell, A; Reay, S; Diegel, O (AUT University, 2010)
      This paper presents a resource developed as part of an innovative teaching and learning project aimed at developing, facilitating and supporting student-directed learning in the Product Design programme at AUT University, ...
    • Environmental monitoring with wireless sensor network

      Ghobakhlou, A; Perera, A; Sallis, P; Diegel, O; Zandi, S (AUT University, 2009)
      A architecture framework is presented for wireless sensor networks (WSN) designed to cap-ture and monitor micro-climates in a crop field. WSN are rapidly improving their place and performance in the automo-tive industry ...
    • Everyday inventions: effectively engaging students with human-centred, environmentally sustainable design

      Withell, A; Diegel, O; Reay, SD; Charlton, N (AUT University, 2010)
      It has become increasingly evident that the impacts of human development and production/consumption over the last half of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first century are unsustainable in the long term. The ...
    • Function-Spacer-Lipid (FSL) constructs enable inkjet printing of blood group antigens

      Barr, K; Diegel, O; Parker, S; Bovin, N; Henry, S (John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2010)
      A limitation of inkjet printing antigens to solid surfaces is that the molecule to be printed must be dispersible in solution, retain antigenicity, and remain on the printed surface when exposed to biological solutions. ...
    • Implementing electronic portfolios in product design education: a case study

      Withell, A; Reay, S; Diegel, O (AUT University, 2010)
      The growing importance of electronic portfolios as a teaching and learning strategy is reflected internationally in the large number of higher educational programmes and disciplines that have implemented electronic portfolios ...
    • Inkjet printing of Function-Spacer-Lipid (FSL) biomolecules

      Barr, K; Diegel, O; Parker, S; Henry, SM (AUT University, 2011)
      FSL constructs (KODE Biotech Limited) consist of 3 parts: a functional head group (F), a spacer (S) and a lipid tail (L). The lipid tail acts as an anchor to localise the functional head group to a lipophilic surface, e.g. ...
    • Porous ceramic filters through 3d printing

      Withell, AJ; Diegel, O; Grupp, I; Reay, S (Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, 2011)
      This paper describes current and on-going work in adapting Z-Corp 3D printers to operate with low-cost ceramic materials. The components produced with these clay-based ceramic powders can be fired to produce strong, complex ...
    • Rapid prototype as design, an effective product development methodology

      Diegel, O; Singamneni, S; Neitzert, T; Singh, D; Chowdhury, R; Narahara, H (AUT University, 2008)
      Design teams are usually expected to produce physical prototypes that demonstrate the working principles of the products they are designing within tight time-frames. The use of true concurrent engineering and the ‘rapid ...
    • Software tools for rapid prototype as design

      Withell, AJ; Diegel, O; Reay, S (Centre for Rapid and Sustainable Product Development, 2011)
      Design teams are expected to produce physical prototypes that demonstrate the working principles of their designs. These projects may involve multiple areas of technology, such as industrial design, electronics, mechanical ...