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This project is a spin off of a purely mechanical prototype that Mr. Eula Dozier brought to RIT in hopes to improve his design. Two out of five teams are looking into improving Mr. Dozier's design without changing the basic concept of it. This project is taking the basic customer needs and advancing the idea into a device that consists of more than just mechanical components.
The tile marking and cutting process is currently a very difficult process. Tiles are laid starting in the center of the room and moving to the walls so that no tiles need to be cut yet. Once the room is filled with the field tiles (center uncut tiles), the edge tiles need to be laid which is where the problem comes in. Right now, the only technology out there is a china pencil!! The tile to be cut is laid directly and perfectly on top of an edge field tile. A second tile is then laid on top of the tile to be cut and is butted up against the wall. A line is then drawn with the china pencil along the edge of the second tile. The tile to be laid is then cut and the section that was not covered by the second tile can be laid in place, after some minor cutting adjustments. Currently, only one tile can be measured and cut at a time.
This device will be designed to make the measuring aspect of tile laying faster and more accurate. This device will manually ride along the edge of the field tiles and measure the distance it is from the wall using a laser measuring device, a data acquisition device and a data storage device. This will allow the device to measure more than one tile at a time, and because of the distance laser measurer, it will allow the device to measure much more accurately. The data acquisition device will take all the data from the laser distance measurer and store it on a flash drive, floppy disc, etc. The data can then be taken to P08602 where it will be uploaded. The tile will then be cut by that project's device and will be able to be laid perfectly into place.
Sponsored by : Rochester Institute of Technology
Basic Concept of Project
- Project Name
- Dozier Ceramic Tile Layout Tool
- Project Number
- Project Family
- Construction Industry Technology
- Entrepreneurship and Business Development Track
- Start Term
- End Term
- Project Manager
- Cortney Ross
- Project Manager Contact Information
- Email Me!
- Faculty Guide
- Professor Timothy Landschoot (ME)
- Faculty Consultant
- Dr. Mark Kempski
- Graduate Teaching Assistant
- Primary Customer
- Mr. Eula Dozier
- Customer Contact Information
- Mr. Eula Dozier
- Home 426-4457
- Cell 414-5599 (Preferred method) before 11 pm daily
- DO NOT CALL during MONDAYS 3 pm - 7pm, and he teaches a Quickbooks class at the Vet's center.
Tile Layout Projects
Note: All Team Leads also wrote the PRP's unless noted
P08601 - Dozier Tile Layout Tool: Design for Production
- Team Lead: Paul Galyo
P08602 - Automated Tile Cutting Device
- Team Lead: Ryan Hellems
P08603 - Redesign of Tile Marking Tool for Mass Production
- Team Lead: TBD
- PRP Written By: Jeremy Schiele
P08605 - Dual-Function Tile Tool
- Team Lead: Reid Williamson
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Concept Design Review Documents (SD I)
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Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD I)
Technical Conference Publication (SD II)
Poster Publication (SD II)
Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD II)