Faculty Advisor

Norton, Robert L.

Center

Gillette Boston (old MQP)

Abstract

A high-output, automated machine assembles two components, contacting one component against carbide stops for locating purposes. The contact forces are sufficient to locally yield the material. This project entails the design of a linear cam mechanism that gently aligns this component on an existing station without causing any yielding. We created a dynamic simulation of two cam trains, which we used as a design basis after verification against measured data. As a sub-project, we redesigned one of the existing cams to reduce a large spike of acceleration at a deliberate impact that we noticed in our measured data.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2010

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

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