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Making Better Products

The design and development of new products for the market place is a complex area; there are many types of markets, catering to the needs of buyers. This document looks at different kinds, and...

Carl Harrison, Published on 2014

ক্ষুদ্র শিল্পে কসটিউম জুয়েলারি

এই ভিডিওটিতে কসটিউম জুয়েলারি তৈরীর পদ্ধতি সম্পর্কে বিস্তারিত দেখানো হয়েছে

Practical Action, Published on 2013

Appropriate Paper-Based Technology

There are many ways of making things out of waste paper and card, but they are not usually referred to as technology.

Bevill Packer, Published on 1995

Design for a Simple Effective Baby Incubator

This baby incubator was the result of a search for a cheap simple and safe design suitable for Mvumi Hospital in Tanzania.

Peter Bolliger, Dr, Published by Appropriate Technology Magazine on 1977

Mineral Processing: Milling

This brief presents the factors to consider when choosing a grinding application and gives an overview of the equipment available.

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2009

Soap Making

This fact sheet describes the procedures needed to make a variety of simple soaps and includes a number of recipes for different types of soap.

Tony Swetman, Published on 2008

Small-Scale Papermaking

Paper making is a good example of how a small-scale industry can be developed to make use of local resources and cater for local markets while keeping capital investment down.

Neil Noble, Published on 2013

Making Small Paint Brushes

There are three types of paint brushes suitable for small-scale manufacture, each using similar materials and similar techniques.

Bob Spencer, Published on 1976


This fact sheet outlines the basics of candlemaking on a small scale, looking at the process, materials required and equipment used.

Rob Aley, Published by Appropriate Technology Journal on 2008

Stacking Chair

A simple design for making a stackable chair from steel tubes.

Apt Consultancy, Published by Apt Consultancy

Natural Dyeing of Textiles

This fact sheet looks at types of textiles, equipment, dyes and mordants for home dyeing and very small-scale commercial dyeing.

Dai Rees, Published on 1998

Manufacturing: The Donkey Cart and Ambulance

This document outlines some of the issues in making a donkey cart and a donkey cart ambulance.

Kamal Khalifa, Published on 2008

Bench Vice

A design for a metal bench vice which can cut, fasten, form and shape materials.

Apt Consultancy, Published by Apt Consultancy on 2010


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