ME317

Mini-Project 2

Assigned: March 25, 2003 (Tues, 3rd week)

Due: April 17, 2003 (Thurs before Spring Break)

 

Assignment:

     Redesign the wooden base of a mouse trap so that it is suitable for a high volume sheet metal production process

 

Items provided:

     a sample mouse trap (one per class, kept in the machine shop)

 

Background:

Assume that the relative cost of wood and sheet metal has shifted so that sheet metal is now an attractive material for the base of a typical mouse trap. Accordingly, you have been asked to redesign the base of a mouse trap to accommodate this change in material.

 

Motivation/Objective:

     illustrate the impact material and process selection can have on the design of a part

     practice producing engineering drawings

     illustrate sheet metal design guidelines

     illustrate general design for manufacturing principles

 

Deliverable:

     a part drawing of the mouse trap base that is suitable for submission to vendors for quotes