P10008: ArcWorks Cap Tube Assemply


Project Summary Project Information

Below is a brief description of the project. More information is available below.

ArcWorks is an organization that provides employment opportunities for developmentally disabled adults. This project addresses manufacturing cell within ArcWorks where workers assemble and test a plastic bottle used for medical application. The process consists of an ultrasonic welding station, a testing station to test the effectiveness of the weld, and a series of secondary assembly and packaging steps. Currently ArcWorks uses a very manual and time-consuming process for testing the integrity of the weld. In this test the welded part is submerged under water and pressurized air is applied to the assembly to determine the presence of leakage. This testing station presents a significant bottleneck in the process and limits the productivity of the work cell. The main objective of this project will be to develop a test fixture to improve the efficiency of the testing process. A secondary objective is to analyze the assembly process in its entirety to identify other opportunities for process improvement.

Project Name
ArcWorks Cap Tube Assembly
Project Number
Project Family
Assistive Devices
Biomedical Systems and Technologies
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
Dr. Matt Marshall(ISE)
Faculty Consultant
Sanjay Palit
Primary Customer
Tricia Nenni, t_nenni@arcmonroe.org, 698-1329
Dennis Hezner, 698-1327

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Team Documents

Mission Statement

Staff Roles

Organizational Structure

Work Breakdown Structure

Team Norms

Intellectual Property Considerations

Design Documentation

Gantt Chart

Customer Needs


Risk Management

Concept Drawings

Test Fixture Diagrams

Vacuum Tester Risks

Press Tester Risks

Air Flow Diagrams

Metrics Versus Needs

Pugh's Method of Concept Selection

Vacuum Tester FAST Diagram

Functional Decomposition of Press Tester

System Level Design Review Packet

Detailed Design Documentation

Pressure Test Air Flow Diagram

Bill of Materials

Test Plan

Data Collection Sheet

Detailed Design Review Packet

Process Documentation

ArcWorks Layout(CADD file)

ArcWorks Layout


Team Documents

Conference Paper

Design Project Presentation

Presentation Poster

Test Plan and Results

Finalized Bill of Materials

5S Presentation