You work as a design engineer for a small manufacturing company and have been as

You work as a design engineer for a small manufacturing company and have been asked to meet with a potential customer. The company mass-produces exterior rear view mirror assemblies (wing mirrors), in factories across Asia, the Far East and South America. Currently the mirrors are being sampled and inspected by hand, but errors and damage have occurred on some production lines. They require an adjustable jig that can be used in all the manufacturing facilities, on each of the production lines, and can hold a variety of different exterior rear view mirror assemblies. The jig is to be portable and be attached to a workbench, it should rotate and swivel to allow inspection of the exterior rear view mirror assembly from any angle and both sides. In addition, the final jig design must have a significant focus on safety, as it is intended that the jigs will be in use in a high risk environment, being used by inexperienced operators. The manufacturer anticipates a maximum cost of around £200 for each unit It is intended that all project elements will be monitored at formative feedback points throughout the project duration. -With reference to the customer brief above you should produce a design specification, using a standard template, which meets all the customer requirements. In addition, you should present a project schedule / project plan for the design of the product. You should consider the importance, sequence and timing of each activity within your plan and provide illustrations of these. To determine whether your specification is appropriate you should compare and contrast it with the supplied industry standard specification. To complete this part, the following elements should also be undertaken: • Research the characteristics of exterior rear view mirrors considering safety, sizes, profiles and existing inspection jigs/fixtures/techniques • Study the customers/stakeholder’s design brief requirements, explaining how these influence the preparation of the design specification • Explain the use of Critical Path Analysis (CPA) in managing a project and consider its use in your project planning • Explore and evaluate the potential alternative planning techniques available and justify the preferred method. – A design specification and project plan (which can be included as an annex when completing the final report). A written evaluation of around 600 words, to include three potential projects/design solutions with evidence of the use of software in simulation/modelling/prototyping/feasibility in developing a suggested solution and a justification of a proposed final design solution (this will be incorporated into your final report). -Plan a design solution and prepare an engineering design specification in response to a stakeholder’s design brief and requirements; -Produce a design specification from a given design brief; -Explain the influence of the stakeholder’s design brief and requirements in the preparation of the design specification; -Produce a design project schedule with a graphical illustration of the planned activities; -Evaluate potential planning techniques, presenting a case for the method chosen; -Demonstrate critical path analysis techniques in design project scheduling/planning and explain its use Some examples are in the attach on what to cover for Project Plan and Specifications; Design specifications should be 3 sketches and selecting 1 with presenting the evidences why is the best one; CPA needs to be more then a straight line ( see example).

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