Processes - ENGINEERING PROCESSES FINAL REPORT Mark Guirguis Section 2 660681441 The Engineering Processes course consisted of four labs that

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E NGINEERING P ROCESSES F INAL R EPORT Mark Guirguis Section 2 660681441
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The Engineering Processes course consisted of four labs that needed to be finished in order for me to earn a grade. These labs were meant to show me proper techniques to use in a machine shop as well as to introduce me to very basic machinery and equipment. The skills that I learned in this introductory class has helped me understand the physics and the common sense aspect of engineering and has helped me in my more complicated, and less hands-on, engineering courses. The first lab that I finished was the cannon base lab. This lab was not a hard one since all that had to be done were simple cuts. The main objective was to take a cube and turn it into a cannon base. The cannon base needs to be wide enough to fit the cannon barrel which would be placed in the middle of it, while still being slim enough to look nice. In order to get accurate cuts, a temporary blue paint was used on the cube and lines were drawn to show where the cuts would need to be. The base also needs to have wheels attached and so 2 holes were drilled through the cube on the bottom as well as one high on the side of cube to hold the barrel in place. In order to accomplish these, the vertical miller was used to shape the cube. First, some of the stock piece was chopped off from each side so that the sides are not rough but even, and also so that the cannon base won’t be too bulky. The width of the cannon base was now 1.5”. Next, some more material was cut off in a gradual manner, so that we get a sort of ladder like shape. Next the drill press was used to drill the 2 holes for the wheels and the bar to hold the barrel. From spare pieces from the cannon barrel piece, I also used the lathe to make the wheels and use a tap kit to put them in. This lab taught me that some engineering processes are easy, but need to be done right. Even though this was an easy lab to carry out, had I done a simple measuring error in the
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beginning I would have cut in the wrong places and the base would have looked terrible. That is why it is important to always work efficiently but also diligently. From this lab I also got great experience working on the vertical miller and the drill press, which I use later on in another lab. There were no major problems encountered in this part, although I had a hard time getting the drill off of the vertical miller; turns out that it is a common problem and that a hard bang would release it. To compliment the first lab, the second lab done was the cannon barrel lab. The main objective of the lab was to get the stock cylinder piece and apply cuts and drill a hole so that in the end the stock piece will resemble a cannon barrel. This step in the cannon-making process seemed toughest, and indeed it was. There are two ways to cut and make the incisions needed on the barrel. The first is the traditional use of the lathe and making angle cuts. The second method is a much more convenient and simpler one, and it is to use the computer numerical control
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2009 for the course ENG 202 taught by Professor Davis during the Fall '08 term at Rhode Island.

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Processes - ENGINEERING PROCESSES FINAL REPORT Mark Guirguis Section 2 660681441 The Engineering Processes course consisted of four labs that

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