Report on Manufacturing Processes

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Running head:FEASIBILITY REPORTFeasibility ReportName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor Note
1FEASIBILITY REPORTTable of ContentsIntroduction................................................................................................................................2Traditional manufacturing processes.........................................................................................2Additive Manufacturing processes.............................................................................................4Reverse Engineering..................................................................................................................6Subtractive manufacturing.........................................................................................................6Additive manufacturing (AM)...................................................................................................7FeasibilityAdditive Vs Traditional Manufacturing.................................................................8Prototype Production..................................................................................................................8Waste Prevention.......................................................................................................................8Large-Scale Production..............................................................................................................8Availability of Specific Materials..............................................................................................9Conclusion..................................................................................................................................9References................................................................................................................................10
2FEASIBILITY REPORTIntroductionDuring the production off different products, it is better to consider the best possiblemethods available in the market. This would help in making the right decision for the deeluent of the product. The different processes that are currently available in the market [1].They are Traditional manufacturing processes and Additive Manufacturing processes. Thereport further discusses about the methods that are followed during the implementation ofthese processes.Traditional manufacturing processesTraditional manufacturing is also defined, as sequential engineering process is a formof production where design, marketing, manufacturing, production of the product and testingis carried out separately from each other. The following step of the process cannot proceedunless the previous step has completed. Thus the flow of information in unidirectional [2].This helps to keep the cost estimated during the initial phase to be under control. Althoughthe use of this technique can cause delay due to changes that may be taken up during any ofthe stages of the production line.The types of materials that are used for the making of the die tools ranges from simpleuse of plaster of Paris, carbon steel and alloy steel made up of tungsten (W), vanadium (V),molybdenum (Mo), and chromium (Cr). Plaster of Paris is used to make the initial die withthe help of which small materials can be made. These dies are for one use only. They oftenbreak down when the molded material is taken out of the die. For a more durable die thecompanies use carbon steel or alloy steel [3]. Carbon steel id used for small production linesand needs to be replaced after a certain number of uses. The steel alloy materials areappropriate for the use in industries where there is small to medium production in terms of
3FEASIBILITY REPORTvolumes. Apart from this, the material is also helpful in the process of making punch plates,which require the use of hardening. As the heat treatment factors of the materials are changedduring the making of the die, if the care is not taken then the die will crumble easily.The product, which is to be made into a die for mass production, is first studied. A lifesize model is first casted using a softer material like plaster of Paris or similar silicone basedmolding compounds [3]. The softer die once extracted is joined up and another die is castbased on the die made. The model is made using similar soft material so that it can beextracted easily. The final model die is examined by the engineer for the specifications andsent forward for the die to be made. The next process involves the making of the die with thealloy material, which will be used in the industry to create the original product. The materialsto be used for the die-casting are grounded into fine powder and mixed into a homogenouscompound. The material is then melted and poured in to a two piece cast created using thedummy model created. The material once hardened is cleaned and the final measurements arecleared out [4]. Once the requirements are met, the die is ready to be used for the massproduction of the product.For the production of the alloy cast for the product, the time required would bedependent on the workflow of the engineer of the industry. The fixed time of the productionline can be calculated in three steps:1.First silicone mold: 24hrs.2.Second silicone mold: 24hrs.3.Final production of the die: 48hrs.These three steps are fixed. Apart from this, the time required for the checking of themeasurements of the different parts of the mold it would require from 24 to 36hrs by theengineer. The checking is there in all the three steps thus it calculates to around 108hrs.
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