Metal Air Battery Shell Unit Redesign with DFMA Aspect and Rapid Prototyping
Moin Ahmed Khan1, Gangadhar Angadi2, Ankush Raina3
1Moin Ahmed Khan, M. Tech Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, RV College of Engineering®, Bengaluru, India.
2Gangadhar Angadi, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, RV College of Engineering®, Bengaluru, India.
3Ankush Raina, Design Associate, Log9 Materials Scientific Pvt. Ltd., Mathikere, Bengaluru, India.

Manuscript received on 16 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 1738-1742 | Volume-8 Issue-1, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A1841058119/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The metal air batterie signify an entirely diverse innovation, which means that the batteries can’t be recharged merely through reversing the current. Instead the Anode metal i.e. the spent metal should be replaced by unused fresh ones. The Anode metal electrode can thus be termed as a kind of fuel and the spent fuel i.e anode is completely recyclable and completely ecofriendly as it does not emit any harmful byproducts / zero emission. These metal air batteries can be used in any sort of application where the electricity is required as the metals which are been used in it have huge energy density. To manufacture this battery with minimum cost the DFMA technique should be employed in design approach to get the optimum results of ₹ 40 (Rupees) in cost reduction, further manufacturing capability of the product was been checked with the plastic mould flow analysis for the plastic parts by which the Clamping force of 88.62 Tonne and Fill time of 10 seconds for the cell shell was determined, proceeding to which the prototype was built to check the functionality and aesthetics of the product. This paper is focused on the incorporating the DFMA technique in the design approach and analysis of the part for its manufacturability in mass production process and building up of the proto model with the product cost comparison of the initial design to the redesigned product with the DFMA technique is been analyzed.
Index Terms: Metal Air Battery, DFMA, Manufacturing Cost Optimization, Manufacturing Cost Analysis, Flow Mould Analysis, Rapid Prototyping.

Scope of the Article: Design Optimization of Structures