FILTER-ET

YuChen Lee
Aditi Vyas

CONTENTS:
MARKET RESEARCH
Filter
Faucet
OUR DESIGN
COMPONENT RESEARCH
Filter parts
Faucet type
IDEATION
Concept 1
Concept 2
FINAL MODEL
WORKING
MATERIAL LIBRARY
MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
BUILD OF MATERIALS
FINAL PAGE

Filter
POSITIVE
Screw on installation.
Changeable filter cartridge.
Built in filter indicator.
Easy on-off keys.

NEGATIVES
Huge extensions.
Lesser sink space.
Does not match the design
language of faucet.

Faucet
Pull out faucets can not fit
the filters on the spouts.

Faucet filters are designed
for a particular kind of faucet type, do not work for
an
other kind of faucet design.

Faucet filters that are
attach on filters, they restrict the movement in the
sink,
occupying more volume.

Our Design

In Built Filter:
-Interior filter system
-Replacaeble Cartidge

More sink space

Cotemporary Aesthetics

Easy Installation

Component Reasearch
Micron Filter Pads:
Removes suspended particles such
as silt, sediment, cysts, sand, rust
and dirt.

Granulated Activated Carbon:
Reduces Chlorine, bad tastes and
odors and also reduces pesticides
and chemicals.

Ion Exchange resin:
Reduces heavy metals like lead,
copper and alumninium and water
hardness.

Eagle Redox Alloy 6500:
Reduces iron, mercury, copper. Inhibits bacterial growth and other
micro-organisms

Hands Free

Temperature
control

Revolving
Mechanism

The DELTA Ball

Single lever
(Centerset ball) Faucet
A design improvement that
eliminated rubber O-rings
that tended to wear out
over time

IDEATION

Contemporary
Aesthetics

Intutive

Innovative

Concept 1:
Easy to handle
Contemporary Innovative look
Ball centerset mechanism
Negatives:
Pull out faucet mechanism can not work. Thus
cannot be manufactued.

Concept 2:

Turn faucet on.

Hot temp.

Pull out feature.

Cold temp.

Final Model

Working and Installation

Delta Installation
Mechanism:
Easy Installation
Plug-in instalment to the sink
which incorporates uni direction locking mechanism that
locks the faucet in the right
position when screwed on to
the sink hole.

Installation base

Material Library
Aluminium:
Easy to mold
Cheap and abundant
Oxidisation makes unfit for long term consumption

Brass:
Alloy of copper and Zinc
Resistance to soft water corrossion
Resistance to hard water calcification

Carbon Steel:
Higher strength and temperature resistance
Not very ductile
Cannot be welded as easily

Steel:
Harder than brass
Higher melting point
More difficult to cast than brass

Zinc/ Zamak:
Less Expensive
Not as durable as brass
Can’t survive corrossion as well as brass or

PEX:
Cross linked Polyethene
Less expensive
Easy to mold
More temperature variation resistant than normal
plastic
Plastic:
Easy to mold
Cannot handle temperature changes and cracks

Bronze:
Alloy of copper and tin
Harder, ductile and more machinable than copper
Better for making musical instruments and
sculptures

Copper:
Copper is soft, gummy, and difficult to machine
More difficult than brass to plate and polish

Wrought Iron:
Alloy of Iron and very little carbon
Also called Mild steel
No longer produces commercially

SAN:
Styrene Acrylonitrile
Used for the reservoirs and pitchers for the filter

Activated carbon:
Derived from charcoal
Powdered form gives more surface area to absorb gas
Used to purify water

Non woven fabric:
Rolled sheet around the activated
carbon and other compounds
Porous
Helps filter larger impuririties

Polypropylene:
Non woven plastic
Defines porous circumference
Provides housing for the interior
components

BRITA Faucet Filter Materials

Manufacturing
Processes

Moulded

Molten
brass
poured

Excess sand
vibrated off

Heated: 260C

Cold sand

Faucets
sawed
Post
Processing

Finishing
1) Sanding
2) Polish dip: to remove dirt and grease.
3) Nickel Dip
4) Chrome Bath

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