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Team Vision for System-Level Design PhaseDuring this phase the team first brainstormed ideas for various aspects and functions of the simple 3D printing rig. These were added to a morphological chart (shown below). These ideas were then rated according to several selection criteria and the best concepts were selected. Using these filtered concepts a general idea for the systems level design was generated.
Functional DecompositionThe chart below outlines the functional decomposition of the problem solved by this system and design. It also outlines specifically how each function of the design contributes to solving the problem.
Improvements to the existing system are going to be made using available materials, therefore benchmarking consists of evaluating the different parts available to the team.
Below is a Morphological Chart outlining the different concepts developed by the team to perform each function in the functional decomposition. Most concepts in this chart are addressed below in the concept selection stage.
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Concept SelectionThe team's core concepts were selected from the morph chart through the use of Pugh matrices. The Pugh matrices for each function are listed below:
Systems ArchitectureThe overall architecture and flow of the system, showing how the different pieces of the overall system interact, is outlined below.
Risk AssessmentOur risk assessment has not changed throughout this phase here.
Plans for next phase
- As a team, where do you want to be at your next review? What questions will you answer during the next phase?
- As an individual on the team, what are you doing to help your team achieve this vision? (Use the individual 3-week plan template for this).