Faculty Advisor

D., Sisson R.

Abstract

Abstract from database: The goal of this project, held in conjunction with Pratt & Whitney, was to reduce the amount of scrap in turbine vanes as a result of the laser drilling manufacturing process. After an investigation using statistical data collection and analysis methods, several machine/tooling maintenance systems were devised to reduce the scrap levels. After monitoring these systems for one month, scrap levels dropped drastically, saving P & W approximately $30,000. Using these systems, P & W stands to save over $500,000 per year in scrap.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Major

Industrial Engineering

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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