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Title : Lowest Cost Printer Chassis Design That Would Pass A Series Of Transportation Drop Tests, Utilizing Design Of Experiments In Conjunction With Abaqus/ Explicit Analysis
Company : SIMULIA
File Name : lowest-cost-printer-chassis-design-pass-drop-test-2011.pdf
Size : 75545
Type : application/pdf
Date : 09-Jul-2011
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A printer chassis provides an important function of locating and securing the relative position of all the sub-systems that makeup a printer. The customer location could be thousands of miles away from the factory and many modes of transportation are required from ship, train, trucks, forklift, to pushing across corridors, stairs and elevators. The transportation loads are the most sever the printer would see in its life time. These include impacts on all sides at 3 MPH to an 8 inch vertical drop. In today’s competitive market cost is as critical a function as performance to succeed in the market. To design the lowest cost chassis, 3 large highly stressed parts in the chassis were optimized for cost. Two parameters; sheet metal thickness, and material strength were used to minimize the chassis cost provided the combination passed each one of the six unique transportation tests. A six factor, two levels, Taguchi L12 matrix was utilized for the design of experiment (DOE). Abaqus/ Explicit analysis were used for virtual transportation testing to compute the output responses of the DOE. The design optimization exercise resulted in an addition 6% cost savings.
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