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Concept Development (generation, improvement, selection)
|Inactive||Machined Slots||Does not look as nice as individual pockets|
|Inactive||Pick and Place CNC Machine||Deemed too expensive|
|Inactive||90 Guide and 90 Push Placer||Deemed unlikely to completely fix alignment|
|Inactive||Circular Self Aligning Color Pieces||Deemed to risky to change the look that much|
|Inactive||Grid Frame Cover||Over complicates by adding parts, if feasible, then so are indv pockets|
|Inactive||Mechanized Alignment Guide||Deemed to expensive or not likely to completely fix alignment|
Functional DecompositionFunctional Decomposition
Below is a Flow diagram for all the major processes that will occur during the assembly of the color imaging target. The beginning two processes for the color tiles and the base plate production have been outsourced due the fact that they were both cheaper and allowed for greater flexibility than the current process.
After deciding to go with the pocket base design, one of the main concerns was that 3D printing would not be a viable option for the base plate. Making contact with some rapid prototyping companies, it became apparent that the technology was available to print the base plant at the accuracy that was wanted. One of the main reasons for the first prototype is to ensure that the quality and accuracy are up to par with the requirements for the project.
Refer to the Risk Management document on Planning and Execution