Main Article Content
Durian is one of the most famous tropical fruits of Thailand. The consumption of durian can be in the form of both fresh durian and processed durian, such as chips, cakes, and crunches. This research aims to innovatively develop the durian stick processing machine. The machine is intended to perform efficiency and effectively according to the users’ needs before transferring the knowledge to the foundation community. The research applied Quality Function Deployment (QFD) in order to design and develop the conceptual model of the machine that responds to the true needs of the agricultural community of Khao-bai-sri, Chanthaburi Province. The research began by studying and collecting data of the fried durian stick processes. A survey of the agriculturist needs of the durian stick processing machine was then performed. The needs were analyzed by applying QFD to establish the technical specifications of the machine. The research then generated 4 alternative conceptual models and selected the most appropriate one. A prototype of the machine was constructed, tested and refined in order to verify its operations. The durian stick processing machine developed in this research was used in actual production in which the agriculturists were satisfied with the machine usage. Finally, the knowledge generated in this research was transferred to the foundation community.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
 Gatesumpao P, editors. Agricultural economics by products year 2017. Nonthaburi: 21 Century Co., Ltd.; 2017. Agricultural Statistical Document No. 402. Office of Agricultural Economics, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.
 Grodganggan S. Designing and development of durian packaging in Cho-airond District, Narathiwat Province. Princess of Naradhiwas University Journal 2012; 7(2): 147-156.
 Wisaratanon P, Linpitatean P, Pisalwatchrin A. Processing of durain french fried-type product. Postharvest and processing research and development Division; 2006.
 Phontri C, Chantrasa R. An application of quality function deployment in designing and development of conceptual design for the durian shearing machine. In: Ketsarapong S, editors. The Industrial Engineering Network Conference 2012: Proceedings of the Industrial Engineering Network Conference; 2012 Oct 17-19; Phetchaburi, Thailand. Bangkok; 2012. p.1688-1693.
 Cohen L. Quality function deployment: how to make QFD work for you. Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley; 1995.
 Ulrich KT, Eppinger SD. Product design and development. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2012.