Modular design has numerous advantages compared to integral design

February 2, 2019 Critical Thinking

Modular design has numerous advantages compared to integral design. Some advantages are listed below:
? Minimize cost, by reducing the number of parts.
? Savings in design time as their reliability, cost and quality are documented and easily available.
? Modular products enable quicker, easier and more efficient customization of standard products.
? Modules can be modified or replaced without changing anything else on the product.
? Modular design allows quick and easy upgrades.
? Modular design decrease obsolescence and shortens the redesign cycle
? Easy and quick installation of products as the product has minimum number of parts.
? Easy and quick servicing and maintenance of products.
? Modular design requires shorter learning time when new employees have to become familiar with products.
? Modular design gives businesses the possibility to outsource the assembly of some modules, therefore freeing-up manufacturing capacity and increasing the number of products delivered on time.
? Factories can be organized specifically to assemble particular modules.
? Modular design simplifies the information processing in a design project.