Faculty Advisor

Bergstrom, Torbjorn Stansen

Faculty Advisor

Towner, Walter Thomas

Faculty Advisor

Vassallo, Helen G.

Abstract

The objective of this MQP was to optimize the manufacturing process of the front plate while reducing costs, utilizing state of the art high speed machining, and the Taylor Tool Life Equation. The methods included utilizing axiomatic design, high speed machining, and program simulations. The results showed that new drilling tools and a new tool path reduced the machining time by about 50%. An economic analysis was performed to determine the cost savings due to the reduced machine time. In conclusion, the application of high speed machining methods and tool path simulation yielded a substantial annual savings for the company.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Management Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Business

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