Guidelines for the term project are as follows:
Summary of Systematic Process (PDF)
The project is completed in six incremental steps. Each step culminates in a report that must be handed in at the assigned lecture session.
Report 1: Completely describe the product
Report 2: Datum Flow Chain (DFC) analysis of the product
Report 3: Choreograph each assembly step and Design for Assembly (DFA)
Report 4: Create a floor layout
Report 5: Design a workstation
Report 6: Economic analysis and discrete event simulation of your system
Detailed Project Deliverables (PDF)
Examples of student project work can be found on the CD that is included with the course text: Whitney, Daniel E. Mechanical Assemblies: Their Design, Manufacture, and Role in Product Development. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN: 9780195157826.