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Innovation Corner 2014.05

Posted on May 1, 2014

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Divide an object into independent parts.
- Replace mainframe computer by personal computers.
- Replace a large truck by a truck and trailer.
- Use a work breakdown structure for a large project.

Make an object easy to disassemble.
- Modular furniture
- Quick disconnect joints in plumbing

Increase the degree of fragmentation or segmentation.
- Replace solid shades with Venetian blinds.
- Use powdered welding metal instead of foil or rod to get better penetration of the joint.

Source: http://www.triz40.com/aff_Principles.htm