P10503: Electrophotographic Transfer Station Upgrade
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The objective of this project is to make an existing electrophotographic development and transfer station (shown below) function and to improve its usability. Electrophotography (EP) is the base technology that is used in many modern day copiers and printers. Examples of manufacturers that use this technology in their products include Xerox, Canon, Lexmark, and Hewlett-Packard, to name a few. Electrophotography a six step process that consists of uniformly charging a photoconductive material. Photoconductive materials allow charge to flow when exposed to light. EP products exploit this property by selective discharging areas on the photoconductor to form what is referred to as a latent image. When this latent image comes close to charged toner particles, these charged particles will transfer onto the latent image to form a developed image. Through the use of electrostatics, the image is ultimately transferred onto a media substrate (such as paper) and fused.

For an introduction to this project, click on the following link for the Project Readiness Package. More detailed information will be discussed in class with your Guide and Customer.

The year's project is a continuation of last year's project at P09503.

Background reading:

Week 1 Introduction:

Xerox

Xerox

CAD Model

CAD Model

Project Name
Electrophotographic Development and Transfer Station Update
Project Number
P10503
Project Family
Printing Systems Family
Track
Printing and Imaging Systems Track
Start Term
2009-2
End Term
2009-3
Faculty Guide
Bill Nowak
Faculty Consultant
Mike Zona
Industrial Consultants (disciplinary subject matter experts)
Dale Mashtare, Member of Research Staff, Xerox Corporation
Sponsor/Customer
Marcos Esterman, RIT ISE Faculty & Prism Lab
John Knapp, Research Fellow, Xerox
(585) 422-5911, John.Knapp@Xerox.com

Team Documents

Staffing (Click to enlarge):

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Fixture Manuals:

Planning Concept Level Design System Level Design

Mission Statement

Staffing Requirements

Intellectual Property Considerations

Preliminary Work Breakdown Structure

Team Values and Norms

Required Resources

Identify Customer Needs

Establish Target Specifications

Generate Product Concepts

Select Product Concept(s)

Test Product Concept(s)

Set Final Specifications

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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MSDII Final Deliverables