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Reasons why manufactured products don’t seem to last as long as they used to

Tom Elliott
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A drop in product quality isn’t the reason many manufactured goods don’t seem to last as long as they once did, according to a senior lecturer at RMIT’s school of design.

Dr Simon Lockery told Tom Elliott the bigger issue, in his view, was a lack of repair options being available.

“I’ve never experienced, in my time inside the design and engineering industry, a regime to design things to fail,” he said on 3AW Drive.

Press PLAY below to hear him explain

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