Faculty Advisor

Rong, Yiming

Abstract

The project group worked with Middleton Aerospace to design an improved manufacturing process for an aircraft engine turbine housing, utilizing six sigma and lean manufacturing concepts to shorten lead-time and improve part flow. The current manufacturing process was studied, a computer simulation of the process was created, and a new process was developed, incorporating changes to cell layout, order of operations, and work in process. The client's specifications were met, and Middleton Aerospace plans to implement the recommended changes.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2005

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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