P16665: Gleason Hobbing Machine Force Applicator

Systems Design

Table of Contents


Summary of Problem Statement

Current State

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Desired State

Project Goals


Updates Since Last Review

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Customer Requirements

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Engineering Requirements

Meeting Notes

Functional Decomposition


Includes associated Engineering Requirements (SXX).

Functional Decomposition

Concept Selection

Morphological Chart

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Morphological Chart

Selection Criteria


Selection Criteria

Pugh Chart Analysis

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Pugh Chart Design Sketches

Pugh Chart Round One

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Pugh Chart Round Two

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Pugh Chart Round Three

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Pugh Chart Round Four

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After Conducting Pugh Chart Analysis, we have determined that the best design is the Pivel Swivot.

Pugh Chart

Final Concepts Selected

Pivel Swivot


Schmitt Box

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Systems Architecture

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Feasibility: Prototyping, Analysis, Simulation

This area is devoted to specific areas of concern. We've highlighted certain aspects of the project and talk about how we would like to address them in the future:

Question 1: How will we measure the force applied to the hobber?


How is the question best answered?: Benchmarking

Question 2: How will we apply the force?


How is the question answered? Benchmarking and Calculations

Question 3: How will we know if the device can withstand the stress?


How is the question best answered?: Failure Analysis and ANSYS

Question 4: How do we know the force is being applied to the hobbing machine, and not just the device?


How is this question best answered?: ANSYS or Prototyping




Test Plan - First Cut


Test Plan

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment From Project Definition Phase

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Risk Assessment Form System Design Phase

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Risk Assessment

Summary of System-Level Design Phase


Overarching Goal: Propose a design to be accepted by the customer to move forward.

Moving Forward to Subsystem Design Phase

Subsystem Design Phase Gantt Chart

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Goals for Subsystem Design Phase

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