Preliminary Detailed Design
During the preliminary detailed design phase, our group made the decision to switch customers (as well as projects) to Gleason. This change is similar to the previous project and will allow us to use much of the work we have already accomplished, however due to the change and the unique path the team is taking through the MSD program, much of the work done during this phase has been alternative to the path laid out by the program, such as getting up to date with the current project.
Team Vision for Preliminary Detailed Design PhaseDuring this phase, the team planned to re-engineer existing parts for additive manufacturing, and to begin to make decisions such as dimensional constraints, material selection, additive manufacturing process, 3D printing vendor, and so on. The team also planned to visit 3D printing companies to get a better understanding for the type of work that they do and to increase our knowledge of the additive manufacturing process. Due to the unforeseen changes regarding the customer and project, the team completed alternative objectives, but were still able to connect with 3D printing companies and gather a variety of information that will prove to be useful later in this project.
Prototyping, Engineering Analysis, SimulationThe change in customer and project also means that we were given new parts to consider and slightly altered objectives for those parts. Given the circumstances, the team has not completed engineering analysis objectives during this phase.
Feasibility: Prototyping, Analysis, SimulationDue to the change, our team has not completed any prototyping and analysis objectives during the preliminary detailed design phase.
Drawings, Schematics, Flow Charts, SimulationsDue to the change in customer, the team does not have any revisions to drawings, schematics, flow charts, or simulations to show during this phase.
Bill of Material (BOM)With a new project, the team will be given a new budget with some new objectives. Therefore, the BOM is largely unknown and is something to be completed in the future.
Test PlansThe team has not gotten to the point of planning for tests with any prototypes, but the nature of our project will provide us with testing specs for each of the parts we will be creating. It is likely that Gleason will have tests that are required for us to run for the parts to make sure they are up to standards.
On top of those tests, the team may conduct separate tests on test specimens of certain AM materials to gather more information on the different materials that we may be using.
Design and FlowchartsThis section will be a repeat of the Design and Flowcharts section of the Systems Design phase. With the change implemented during this phase, the team has not spent more time making flowcharts. However, the new project has many of the same objectives of the old project, and the flowcharts shown below will still apply for the most part.