Integrated System Build & Test
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Team Vision for Integrated System Build & Test Phase
Team goals for phase
Our team planned to order the support column for the bedside table, manufacture the table base, research quality control methods SUSPA uses in manufacturing the equipment we ordered from them, finish the tipability, breakability, and durability test plans for the table, and finalize the design for the tabletop.
Team accomplishments for phase
Base manufactured, support column ordered and received, tabletop design finalized, drawing packets and assembly instructions begun, tipability and breakability test plans completed.
Tabletop IdeasWe all created prototypes on small cardboard versions for the swivel mechanism. We ultimately decided our design considering feasibility and ease of manufacturing.
After we decided on a tabletop design, we made a larger cardboard prototype to verify that no other complications came up when the ideas were scaled.
Tabletop Design and BuildThe final tabletop is designed to be in a retracted or expanded position.
- Retracted: Tabletop Retracted
- Expanded: Tabletop Retracted
Tabletop LaminateInitial research about wood furnishings to apply to the tabletop surface was done here
After more research, a Formica Infiniti Laminate was chosen to be applied to the tabletop surface. Formica is a common brand used throughout medical, household, and industrial settings. Formica laminates are durable, scratch-resistant, and easily cleanable. Formica Infiniti is specifically used for medical fields as it provides an extra anti-microbial surface protection feature.
- Final Formica Infiniti Laminate chosen:
Pneumatic Support ColumnThe support column is a manually operated pneumatic column sourced from SUSPA.
- 3in diameter (round shell)
- Retracted length: 625mm (24.6in)
- Extended length: 1040mm (49.94in)
- Weight: 160 Newtons (35 lbs)
- Actuation Method
- Lever located on the side of the column
- Top: flange to bolt directly or bolt pattern
- Bottom: flange to bolt directly
Base ManufacturingHot-rolled steel was used to manufacture the base. It is a high density material that can be easily welded.
The legs of the base are made up of four steel strips that were bent 80 degrees to make the base structurally stable. Three strips were bent 90 degrees and welded together to act as the center of the base. The legs and center were welded together afterwards.
Test Results SummaryAll Test Plans here
Risk and Problem Tracking
- Risks that have been manifested themselves as problems can be viewed in our problem tracking [Here].
- You can view our Excel Problem Tracking File [Here].
Design Review MaterialsDocumentation:
Action Items From Previous Review:
- Look into SUSPA quality control process and maintenance procedures
- Look if there are more kid-oriented laminates
Dates for the next reviews
- Integrated System Build & Test Review - March 28th, 12-1pm (Rochester Institute of Technology)
- Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation Review - April 18th, 12-1pm (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Plans for next phase
- Mendy's Individual Plan
- Stephanie's Individual Plan
- Melanie's Individual Plan
- Kazi's Individual Plan