Rapid manufacturing processes
Tuesday February 9: Rough CAD file of one toy concept due (individual)
Thursday February 11: Final CAD and image files of toy concept due (individual)
Tuesday February 16: Manufacturing plan presentation (group)
Tuesday February 23: Manufactured toy due (group)
Tuesday March 2: Web-based reports on toy manufacturing process due (group)
A. 3D CAD models (individual)
Draft, Tuesday February 9; Final, Tuesday February 11
Each person must create a valid 3D solid model of one toy concept.
If none of your toys are suitable, you may make a CAD model of
someone else's toy. (Ask that person for permission. I don't want
any duplicates, and you can't take someone else's design without
Create a folder called Project2 (capital P project no space 2) in
your class folder and put an image of your part there. Put
just one image in the folder and I will link it into a table of
Each person must email a 3D CAD file to me in either SAT or STL
format. No other formats are acceptable because you must be able
to create an SAT or STL file for most rapid manufacturing
B. Toy Prototypes (group)
Each group must pick one toy to prototype. If no one has a
suitable toy, you may manufacture someone else's toy with permission.
We will talk about what makes a part a good candidate for this
Tuesday February 16
Your group must email me the CAD files for the toy you will
manufacture. You should put an image of the CAD model in one the
Project2 folder of one team member. Send me email to tell me where to
find the file.
Tuesday February 16
In class, each group will present their plan for manufacturing their
part. All parts must be made by someone on the group. Each group
member must have a substantial part in the manufacture of the part. You may not
contract out to a machinist.
In previous years, the students in this class have written reports
on the various campus manufacturing processes. You can use these
reports as reference, but be sure to check whether they are
up-to-date. The reports from last year's students are here.
Tuesday February 23
Bring your manufactured toy to class. Each group will give a short
presentation, showing the toy, explaining problems encountered during
manufacturing, and discussing what was learned in the process of
manufacturing and what the group would do differently next time.
Tuesday March 2
Each team must write a web report that explains how you
manufacturing your the toy. Put the report in one group member's
course directory. Since your report is web-based, you can include
links to other sites.
DO NOT save a power point presentation as a web page and call that
your report. You need to include more information in your report than
you can put in a presentation.
Send me the path to the files and I will make a page that links all