Explain the quality concept of design. What are the factors that affect it?

Ans. The quality of design of a product is concerned with the tightness of the specifications for manufacture of the product. A good quality of design must ensure consistent performance over its stipulated life spin stated as rated output, efficiency, over load capacity for specified services. It must consider the possible modes of failure due to stress, wear, distortion, corrosion and vibrations etc. however, product design and development is a continuous process which results into evaluation of a product based on assessed user needs, their feedback after use and development in technology at a given point of time in a given environment.
Factors affecting the quality of design:

1. Type of customer in the market.
2. Profit consideration.

3. Environmental conditions.