DFSS Hands-on Example
December 18, 2007 at 6:25 pm #48944
The article posted on this website concerning ‘teaching DOE using Formula Fuelers Toy Motorcylces” was pretty good.’ I too am a little tired of the catapult for both DMAIC and DFSS training. Is there anything that anybody out there is aware of (other than the helicopters) that makes a good hands on activity during DFSS training. Ideally, I’d like something that works for more than just DOE. Ex. participants could use make better measurements, FMEAs, etc.
Thank you for any feedback, jP0October 29, 2008 at 4:20 am #177157
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I’m with you on this. I have looked into using lego’s (especially the programmable robot type sets), but haven’t had the time to work out just what to do (or convince my boss that it is a good expenditure of money).
Ideally, in DfSS you’d like to have just a set of requirements that can be solved numerous ways to allow the full experience of investigating concepts, evaluating trade-offs, analyzing variations and developing robustness. Catapults can’t do all of those things – they just provide a means of generating data.0October 29, 2008 at 7:02 pm #177187
Thanks for the reply. I recently disovered (and bought) something that might work pretty well. It is a paper airplane “laucher” that propels airplanes using a couple spinning wheels. Like the baseball pitching machines. I’m thinking of having the groups do something like design an airplane that is consistently launched within a couple feet of a particular target. This way, as you say, they get to go through some concept engineering as well as experimentation stuff. Anyway….still brainstorming…..jP0
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