P17702: ABVI Upcycling: Synthetic Fibers/public/
Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation
Table of Contents
- The team presented for the day at Imagine RIT on May 6th, 2017. Not shown are the designers Catheryn and Pauline.
Paper and Poster
- The poster seen below was displayed at Imagine RIT along with the samples and prototypes seen above.
Performance vs. Requirements
- The comparison of our engineering requirements compared to our end results can be seen below. The red marked items mean they were incomplete. We were unable to attempt a full life cycle analysis because of the lack of information on the general process and use of the product. Because we were unable to find a product similar to ours regarding material and function, the performance against other competitors in the market is also incomplete.
- To view the full performance vs. requirements spreadsheet, click here.
- To view the full product comparison spreadsheet, click here.
Process Flow Diagrams
- The manufacturing steps necessary to create each product were researched and recorded in the pictures below. Price ranges were input to use in the costing tool later. Since specific machinery was not chosen, a specific price is not available.
- To view all process flow diagrams, click here.
Sorting and Material Used CalculationsThe sorting at Goodwill outlined in our previous pages was used to calculate the approximate amount of products we could make. The numbers are not a combination of each other. Each case is if one product was made with all material available.
- Steppe Output
- Peat Output
- Mist Output
- To view the Steppe spreadsheet, click here.
- To view the Peat spreadsheet, click here.
- To view the Mist spreadsheet, click here.
- The test plans and results for each test can be seen here.
The costing tool was used for all 3 products. The yearly profit for Steppe and Peat sold at $4/pound was found to be $352,720. The yearly profit for Mist sold at $3/pound was found to be $315,188.
- To view the costing tool spreadsheet, click here.
Bill of Materials
- The sheet above shows the material used for the prototypes built by the designers.
- The sheet above outlines the materials for all 3 products created on a large scale.
- To view the BOM, click here.
Problem Tracking and Risk Assessment
- To view the risk assessment, click here. Use the tabs to view progress towards minimizing risk.
- To view the problem tracking document, click here.
Final Team Visions
- To view Erin's final individual vision, click here.
- To view Corey's final individual vision, click here.
- To view Valeria's final individual vision, click here.
- Polyester is the limiting factor when manufacturing “Steppe” or “Peat”.
- Extra cotton can be used to manufacture “Mist”.
- Recommendation is to produce more “Steppe” and “Peat” than “Mist”, since they will provide the most profit.
- Undertaking a recycling operation is financially viable and would be a great addition to the Goodwill name. The information on this page would be a good start to making this idea real but much work still needs to be done.