P16603: Glass Cutting Machine: Work Piece Movement

Build & Test Prep

Table of Contents

Shared Vision for Imagine RIT

Scenarios of Readiness

Best Case Scenario

Moderate Case Scenario

Worst Case Scenario

Elevator Speech

Our senior design project is part of a three team project with the end goal of creating an industrial glass cutting machine. Specifically, our fixture is a subsystem of the glass cutting machine in charge of moving the glass ingot work piece through cutting wires at a fixed speed. These glass ingots can range up to 200lbs, and must be moved as slowly as .1mm/minute. This fixture is being developed to replace an existing machine which currently cuts high volumes of glass wafers, but consumes a significant amount of power. Our machine is designed to be more energy efficient and will be used for cutting a small number of parts for flexibility in production. Future projects will work on integrating our fixture, along with two others, into one fully-functioning glass cutting wire saw machine.

Week 5 Shared Vision



Current State of Design

Mechanical 3D Model

Full Assembly in the Down Position

Assembly of Machined Parts

Exploded View of Machined Parts

Design Change to Fixture Mount: Exploded View

Design Change to Fixture Mount: Front View with Dovetail

Electrical 3D Model

Electric Cylinder

Mounting Plate

AB Motor

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Gear Reducer

Inline Electric Cylinder and Gear Reducer


MSD I Post Mortem

What did we miss?

What could we improve?

Problem Tracking

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Test Plan Summary

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What do you seek approval for?

Design Approval and Purchasing

MSD II Plans

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