Innovative approach to variation mapping in craft-based textile manufacturing

Chimaeze Onyeiwu, Abigail Hird

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This paper proposes a simple and practical method that facilitates capture of the most significant sources of variation within a craft-based textile manufacturing operation. With the aim of reducing waste in such processes and improving the consistency of the fabric finish, this research work establishes a method that helps indicate the degree to which variation sources contribute to the variability noticed in finished woven fabric. This is achieved by a methodology that is based on the combined use of process modelling theory, specifically the integrated definition for function modelling (IDEF) and process expert knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 5 May 2018
EventInternational Conference on Manufacturing Research - Skövde, Sweden
Duration: 11 Sep 201813 Sep 2018


ConferenceInternational Conference on Manufacturing Research
Abbreviated titleICMR '18
City Skövde


  • variation
  • textile manufacturing
  • waste reduction


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