One-of-a-kind Product Design and Manufacture



This research was supported by the Strategic Project Grant of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, Gienow Windows and Doors (Calgary), and Startec (Calgary).

Theoretical Achievements

One-of-a-kind Production (OKP), also called mass customization, is a manufacturing approach to produce customized products based on requirements of individual customers while maintaining the quality and efficiency of mass production. The OKP products can better satisfy the customer requirements with low production costs for improving competitiveness of the products. The theoretical achievements are summarized as follows.

Industrial Applications

Two industrial applications were developed based on the theoretical results achieved in one-of-a-kind production. These two industrial applications are summarized as follows.


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