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International Journal of Applied Research in Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

Many companies have already been replacing components of their products with materials offering low-cost, weight-reduction options and also to supplement their green footprint on environment. This paper gives a systems approach to the whole metal to plastic replacement process that is common today in fields like automotive, medical, electrical electronics among others. This work clearly shows how a metal to plastic conversion project, right from the concept to the production stage, can be seen as a system with discrete inputs influencing the process due to their interdependency and how it leads to the desired output based on specific requirements. This paper would assist any project taken up in an industry or as a research study, aiming to replace a metal with a plastic component successfully.

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