'Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.'
Use the links below to find out about Human Factors in engineering, Failure mode effect analysis and Communications in the engineering sector.
For Assignment 1 you should then:
A) Analyse the client brief above
B) Work out constraints and opportunities for development
C) Produce a detailed specification in response to the breif
D) Proudce a FMEA
E) Produce a Gantt chart for the project
F) Produce a critial path analysis for the project
G) Evaluate the planning methods you have used. (Compare & contrast the positives and negatives of each method and make a clear value judgement explaining your conclusions)
H) Evaluate the industry specification you have produced for your project with the one provided below.
List of generic failure risks to engineering projects:
Sickness of staff
Manufacturing equipment failure
Defects and flaws in the material
Client changes the remit of the job or timescale
CAD license runs out
To complete assignment B you should use sketching and annotation to create a range of annotated design solutions and then evaluate them carefully against each point in your sepcification.
From there use the evaluation information and your own design decisions to develop a design solution that accounts for all of the specification points.
Explain through annotations and design documentation such as production plans.
Once you have a final sketched solution that you are happy meets the specification requirements model this using a CAD package and produce a fully compliant technical drawing to ISO or BSI standards.
Once you are happy with your design and technical drawings make sure that you develop a plan for manufacture. (Review the .PDF document below)