P16603: Glass Cutting Machine: Work Piece Movement
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Systems Design

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Purpose

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.

Team Vision for Systems Design Phase

What did your team plan to do during this phase?

What did your team actually accomplish during this phase?

Functional Decomposition

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Engineering Requirements Mapping

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Morphological Chart

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Selection Criteria

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Pugh Chart

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System Architecture

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Above is a preliminary model of the structural layout of our fixture.

Research and Benchmarking

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Feasibility: Prototyping, Analysis, Simulation

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Will the fixture be able to survive the maximum force applied by the wires? This Feasibility Analysis is a work in progress. To see the current state of this Feasibility Analysis, click here.

What amount of force will the mounting method need to sustain? This Feasibility Analysis is dependent on currently unanswered design parameters. To see the current state of this Feasibility Analysis, click here.

If the fixture is angled due to a correction in the workpiece orientation, how greatly would that affect the force being applied?

This Feasibility Analysis is a work in progress. It is dependent on answers to questions we will be asking during the next customer interview.

Risk Assessment

Plans for Next Phase

15 Week Plan

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