P08603: Tile Layout Tool
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Project Overview

The process of marking and cutting tile to be laid along a wall can be an arduous one. One man with a possible solution to this problem is Eula Dozier, who has invested a considerable amount of time and money into the design and prototyping of a tile makring tool. Mr. Dozier, however, has exhausted his resourses and has come to RIT for help with the progression of his idea into a marketable product for contractors and do-it-yourselfers alike.

P08603 is a ground-up redesign of Mr. Dozier's concept incorporating Design for Manufacture (DFM) principles to develop a product that will easily be able to be transitioned into the manufacuring environment should Mr. Dozier decide to take it there. A colaboration between engineers and designers will be required to come up with a proven design, from both a manufacturability point of view, and that of an acceptable conculer product.

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Sponsored by: Rochester Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

Administrative Information

Project Name
Redesign of Tile Marking Tool for Mass Production
Project Number
P08603
Project Family
Construction Industry Technology
Track
Entrepreneurship and Business Development Track
Start Term
2007-2
End Term
2007-3
Faculty Guide
Professor Timothy Landschoot (ME)
Faculty Consultant
John Wellin P.E.(ME)
Graduate Teaching Assistant
TA name here
Primary Customer
Eula Dozier
Customer contact information :
Cell: (585) 414-5599 (Preferred method)
Email: edozier@rchester.rr.com

Team Documents

This outline for the posting of team created documents follows the general product development process presented in the textbook "Product Design and Development" by Ulrich and Eppinger.

Portions of the team documents have been prepared by a DPM student prior to the launch of this project. This information is intended to help get the team started with a first draft needs assessment and work breakdown structure. The team members can adapt this information as the project progresses.

Keep in mind that everything you include in this web tree is visible to the world and the general public. If you have documents that reflect work in progress, or contain data that has not been fully vetted, then it may be better to include those internal working documents in the private section of the web tree, or in the project repository proper, outside of the web tree. Note that anyone with Guest or higher memberhsip in your project can read your entire project repository. Anyone with an Editor or higher membership can makes changes to your repository. All Observer members can view, but not edit, the web portion of your repository.

These links provide a basic starting point for your team to prepare a comprehensive web site about your project.

After you get started on the project, you may want to replace these introductory paragraphs with a photograph of your team. Near the conclusion of your design project, you may also wish to include a photo of your finished product.

All pictures are protected by Patent 60890638, owned by Eula Dozier.
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Clip of Prototype in "action"

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Planning

Mission Statement

Staffing Requirements

Intellectual Property Considerations

Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure

Team Values and Norms

Grading and Assessment Scheme

Required Resources

Concept Development

Identify Customer Needs

Establish Target Specifications

Generate Product Concepts

Select Product Concept(s)

Test Product Concept(s)

Set Final Specifications

System Level Design

Product Architecture

Detail Design

Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

Robust Design

Design for the Environment and Sustainability

Design for Reliability

Design for Safety

Testing and Refinement

Prototyping

Published Documents

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 Level Project Plan (DPM)

Preliminary Project Plan (DPM)

Needs and slides omitted from above presentation (DPM)

Final Project Plan (DPM)

Final Recruitment-Commercial (DPM)

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)

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