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 PhaseWhat did your team plan to do during this phase?
- Decompose system into a set of specific functions
- Create an associated list of high level solutions for these functions
- Determine selection criteria for Pugh matrix
- Deliver an initial system level design architecture
- Include preliminary feasibility analysis
What did your team actually accomplish during this phase?
- Functional Decomposition
- Preliminary Benchmarking
- Preliminary Feasibility Analysis
- Concept Selection
- Initial Concept Schematic
- Created initial 3D design
- Updated Risk Analysis
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Engineering Requirements Mapping
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To view our Morphological Chart in finer detail, click here.
To view our Morphological Chart in text form, click here.
To view our Selection Criteria in finer detail, click here.
To view our Pugh Chart in finer detail, click here.
To view our Electrical System Overview in finer detail, click here.
To view our Electrical System Architecture in finer detail, click here.
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?
Plans for Next Phase
15 Week Plan
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