Product Assembly

The following product assembly processes are available in the Higg Product Module:

  • Cutting should be selected when product pattern pieces or material panels are cut from larger rolls of material. The unit of cutting is “per cm” and the total linear length (in centimeters) that needs to be cut for the product should be entered as the amount.
  • Gluing should be selected when pattern pieces are bonded or joined together using an adhesive. The unit of gluing is “per cm” and the total linear length (in centimeters) that needs to be bonded for the product should be entered as the amount.
  • Seam Taping should be selected when a seam tape is applied over a seam to create a waterproof seal. The unit of seam sealing is “per cm” and the total linear length (in centimeters) that is seam taped should be entered as the amount. One way to estimate the amount of seam taping is to look at the consumption of seam tape from the Bill of Materials.
  • Sewing should be selected when pattern pieces are joined together using a stitched seam. The unit of sewing is “per cm” and the total linear length (in centimeters) that needs to be sewn for the product should be entered as the amount. While there are many different types of seams and stitch types, this process is considered representative for all sewing options.
  • Welding should be selected when pattern pieces are joined using heat to weld synthetic materials together. The unit of welding is “per cm” and the total linear length (in centimeters) that needs to be welded for the product should be entered as the amount. While the welding process is modeled based on ultrasonic welding, this process is considered representative for radio frequency (RF) welding as well.
  • Embroidery should be selected when stitched embroidery is added to the product. The unit of embroidery is “per cm2” and the embroidered area (in square centimeters) should be entered as the amount. The exact area of complex shapes may be difficult to measure; simple geometric representations (e.g. length x width) are suitable to approximate the total area.
  • Sundries Application should be selected when individual sundries such as buttons or beads are attached to a product. The unit of sundries application is “per cm2” and all sundries should be included in the amount. For most sundries, an approximation of 1 square centimeter per individual button/bead (etc.) is acceptable. This process is considered representative for rivets and set-in snaps.
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