P16603: Glass Cutting Machine: Work Piece Movement


Project Summary Project Information

The desired glass cutting machine is a device that will accurately cut several blanks of glass using a diamond coated wire. The energy efficiency will allow for it to be used for low volume production and will consume less power during operation. The current model, the Meyer Burger DS 264, draws too much power, takes too long to start up, requires temperature control, and utilizes an undesired cutting medium. It is also limited in range of motion, thus limiting the cuts that can be made.

The goal of the glass cutting machine project is to define, develop, and design a complete wire saw machine. Improvements must be made to the current design to create a more energy efficient machine and a smaller form factor; however, functionality should remain similar. A functional device that meets all customer expectations and is in compliance with Intellectual Property laws is the expected end result of this project. Due to the complexity of this project, it has been sub-categorized into several MSD projects. This specific project focuses on work piece movement for the glass cutting machine. The key deliverable is to create a standalone fixture for work piece movement that will be combined with additional projects in the future. For an updated project description, click on the following link for the Project Readiness Package.

Project Name
Glass Cutting Machine - Work Piece Movement
Project Number
Start Term
2151 (Fall 2015)
End Term
2155 (Spring 2016)
Faculty Guide
Mr. Edward Hanzlik
(585) 475-7428
Primary Customer
Wayne Leon
Tom Kirk
Sponsor (financial support)
Wayne Leon
Tom Kirk

Team Members

Top Row:Michael Warren, Erin East, Chris Dunn, Jonathan Sanabria, Alec Ragnetti Bottom Row: Brenda McAlear, Paulina Kleinberger

Top Row:Michael Warren, Erin East, Chris Dunn, Jonathan Sanabria, Alec Ragnetti Bottom Row: Brenda McAlear, Paulina Kleinberger

Member Role Team Role Contact
Paulina Kleinberger ISEE Systems Lead pek5007@rit.edu
Jonathan Sanabria ME Team Lead & Communication jts2093@rit.edu
Alec Ragnetti ME ME Lead asr9668@rit.edu
Brenda McAlear ME Purchasing bsm1067@rit.edu
Chris Dunn EE Facilitator cjd7215@rit.edu
Erin East EE EE Lead eee8036@rit.edu
Mike Warren (MSD II only) ME Design maw4734@rit.edu

Table of Contents


Project Management

Project Photos and Videos

Imagine RIT

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Subsystem Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Gate Review

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test with Customer Demo

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation