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Welcome To Senior Design Project P08601: The Dozier Tile Measuring Tool
Here are some pictures of the prototype:
RIT's Mechanical engineering department was approached by a local inventor with a tool to revolutionize the commercial tile laying industry. This man's name is Eula Dozier. Showing significant technical merit, Mr Dozier's invention was pitched to the senior design community as a potential project. Interest has provided the means to generate five project readiness plans, and the collaboration of many parties with the end goal of making a viable commercial product.
This project, P08601, will focus on production readiness. This project will be very exciting for all members involved. For this first time at RIT a senior design team will be generating a product with production and marketability in mind. The duration of this project will include functional design, design for manufacture, user documentation, CNC machining, Jig and fixture design, Material selection and much more. This is an opportunity for a team member to be on the ground floor of an entrepreneurial business development project.
The success of this project will be guaranteed by a motivated team, a clearly defined PRP, and a rock-solid end goal of production readiness in twenty two weeks. This is a faced paced, real-time project that will be rewarding to all parties involved and most importantly, the inverter of this idea.
- Project Name
- Dozier Tile Layout Tool: Design for Production
- Project Number
- Project Family
- Construction Industry Technology
- Entrepreneurial and Business Development Track
- Start Term
- End Term
- Faculty Guide
- Mr. John Wellin (Confirmed)
- Faculty Consultant (1)
- Dr. Tim Landscoot
- Faculty Consultant (2)
- Dr. Mark Kempski
- Faculty Consultant (3)
- Mr. William Scarborough
- Primary Customer
- Mr. Eula Dozier, Original Inventor
- Secondary Customer
- Tile Professionals, Do-It-Yourselfers
How it works:
Here is a diagram of how Eula Dozier's original prototype works
below is a picture of several common tile types:
A file of some useful links: Useful Links .TXT
Please remember that you have to forcibly open these presentations in power point after you download them!
As you conclude the project, include links to all of your finished and fully polished documents here. The previous sections of the web site contain the entire design history of your project. This section contains the finished products. Add more links as needed.
Concept Design Review Documents (SD I)
Detailed Design Review Documents (SD I)
Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD I)
Technical Conference Publication (SD II)
Poster Publication (SD II)
Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD II)