P16604: Wire Saw Slurry System


Project Summary Project Information

The desired glass cutting machine is a device that will accurately cut several wafers of glass using a slurry-coated copper wire. The energy efficiency will allow for it to be used economically for low volume production. The Meyer Burger DS 264, the current model, draws too much power, thus requiring a simpler design.

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 by designing a smaller form factor. However, the machine's product must remain the same.. A functional device that meets all customer expectations and needs. Due to the complexity of this project, separate project have been delegated into multiple MSD projects. This specific project deals with providing the ideal slurry spray to the wire with regards to flow rate, temperature, and pressure. Maintaining the slurry consistency while the machine is running and not running is also required. For an updated project description, click on the following link for the Project Readiness Package.

Wire Saw
Project Name
Wire Saw Slurry System
Project Number
Start Term
2155 (Spring 2016)
End Term
2161 (Fall 2016)
Faculty Guide
Tom Bitter
Primary Customer
Wayne Leon
Tom Kirk
Sponsor (financial support)
Wayne Leon
Tom Kirk

Team Members

From Left to Right: Keith Poon, Jun Jie Huang, Ryan Hinkley, Aiden Steiger, Kyle Prosser, Kevin Matthews (Not Pictured: Drake Wilson)

From Left to Right: Keith Poon, Jun Jie Huang, Ryan Hinkley, Aiden Steiger, Kyle Prosser, Kevin Matthews (Not Pictured: Drake Wilson)

Member Role Major Contact
Kyle Prosser Lead Engineer Mechanical Engineering kdp6575@g.rit.edu
Ryan Hinkley Web Lead Electrical Engineering rnh8227@g.rit.edu
Kevin Matthews Controls Lead Electrical Engineering kam2320@g.rit.edu
Aidan Steiger Purchasing Mechanical Engineering ajs8747@g.rit.edu
Drake Wilson Facilitator Mechanical Engineering dmw3293@g.rit.edu
KwokHin Poon Project Manager Industrial Engineering kxp2712@g.rit.edu
Jun Jie Huang Facilitator Electrical Engineering jxh9987@rit.edu

Table of Contents


Planning & Execution

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

Safety Sheets