Team Vision for Problem Definition PhaseDuring the problem definition phase, the team sought to gather as much information as possible in order to clearly understand what the scope of the project was. It was really helpful to talk to our customer during the interview so that he could show us exactly what the current state of the situation was and where he wished to see improvement.
Project SummaryA Recycle 3D extruder that takes 3D waste and new material to create filament would greatly decrease waste cost and save money. Currently very poor options exist. Link to 1-page project summary or project charter
Use CasesUpcycling 3-D Printers in R.I.T Construct
- The Construct creates roughly $1000 of waste a year from the eight 3-D printers that are in constant use. The plastic material (PLA) is not easily recyclable, this giving opportunity for and upcycling process that will take waste plastic and re-extrude it into a usable filament for future 3D printing applications.
Expanding Upcycling Process Across R.I.T Campus
- If the prototype is successful, the system could be used across the R.I.T campus to recycle other 3D printing waste.
Project Goals and Key DeliverablesKey Deliverables:
- Analyze and identify weaknesses of current models.
- Needs to print in tolerance and consistently.
- Safe and easy to use.
Customer Requirements (Needs)
- Please find a link to the live document here
- Considering the purpose, the team should anticipate potential failure modes associated with construction and use of this document.
Inputs and Source
- Problem Statement.
- Customer Interviews. (Interview guidelines and expected outcomes are available for your reference)
Outputs and DestinationA completed form matching the supplied template to be used as input to define the Engineering Requirements.
Engineering Requirements (Metrics & Specifications)
PurposeCreate a contract between the engineer and the customer where indisputable satisfaction of the engineering requirements equates to customer satisfaction
Inputs and Source
- Customer Requirements
- Phase I benchmarking
Outputs and Destination
- Function Decomposition.
- Concept Generation & Development.
- System & Detail Design.
- Test Plans.
- Poster & Final Report.
ConstraintsDesign constraints will be properly determined once the Research/Benchmarking phase is complete
House of Quality
- Confirm that satisfaction of the Engineering Requirements implies that all of the Customer Requirements are met.
- Facilitate design trade off decisions
Design Review MaterialsInclude links to:
- Presentation and/or handouts
- Notes from review
- Action Items
It is appropriate for you to send your customer and guide a link to this page in preparation for the review. This will ensure that they know what you will be presenting and how to view all of your work. Any EDGE link should start with http://edge.rit.edu/edge/P1xxxx..... Using "http" instead of "https" will ensure that non-RIT stakeholders can view the content without being prompted for a DCE login and password.
Plans for next phase
- Once the initial review is done, the next step is to continue working on the research/benchmarking phase. Once this phase is complete we would like to begin a preliminary testing phase.
- Once we gather sufficient data, the next step is to break the product into components and study each one individually to start mapping a roadmap for design.
- As an individual on the team, what are you doing to help your team achieve these goals? (Use the individual 3-week plan template for this)