Bergstrom, Torbjorn Stansen
Towner, Walter Thomas
Vassallo, Helen G.
Primetals Technologies USA LLC
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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