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Making Better Products

Carl Harrison, Published on 2014

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...

ক্ষুদ্র শিল্পে কসটিউম জুয়েলারি

Practical Action, Published on 2013

এই ভিডিওটিতে কসটিউম জুয়েলারি তৈরীর পদ্ধতি সম্পর্কে বিস্তারিত দেখানো হয়েছে

Appropriate Paper-Based Technology

Bevill Packer, Published on 1995

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

Design for a Simple Effective Baby Incubator

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

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

Mineral Processing: Milling

Otto Ruskulis, Published on 2009

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

Soap Making

Tony Swetman, Published on 2008

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.

Small-Scale Papermaking

Neil Noble, Published on 2013

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.

Making Small Paint Brushes

Bob Spencer, Published on 1976

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


Rob Aley, Published by Appropriate Technology Journal on 2008

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

Stacking Chair

Apt Consultancy, Published by Apt Consultancy

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

Natural Dyeing of Textiles

Dai Rees, Published on 1998

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

Manufacturing: The Donkey Cart and Ambulance

Kamal Khalifa, Published on 2008

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

Bench Vice

Apt Consultancy, Published by Apt Consultancy on 2010

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


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