1-19-10 Prototype - ME 497 MSC 420 PROTOTYPING A crucial...

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PROTOTYPING ME 497 MSC 420
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square4 A crucial member of the R&D Biomechanical Engineering team, the R&D Engineer assists in the design of dental products, develops product prototypes , conducts both benchtop and computer model studies of product performance and is responsible for data interpretation and study protocol documentation. The successful candidate is a creative and innovative thinker , motivated by curiosity and accomplishment. Duties and Responsibilities: square4 Complete assigned engineering tasks as a member of the biomechanical engineering team . square4 Innovate. square4 Define procedures to evaluate product performance and conduct benchtop testing . square4 Provide feedback on procedure and product improvement . square4 Data analysis and interpretation.. square4 Collaborate with manager and cross-functional team in creating product and test plans. square4 Generate intellectual property .
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Finding a NEED square4 Recognize and understand unmet needs of a potential market square4 Market needs can be new (How can I avoid losing my new USB memory device?) square4 Market needs can be old (How can I clean my kitchen floor quickly? How can I improve my telephone?) square4 The new product must provide benefits that respond to unmet market needs.
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Biomechanical Function square4 Must function mechanically with people or other animals square4 Mechanical: link, lever, cam, spring, pulley square4 Function must be substantial square4 Product must benefit the users to enable and assist them to do something mechanically that they could not do or do well without the product.
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Conventional Methods square4 People pets – “dust bunnies” on the floor daily square4 Hair on bathroom floor square4 Age old problem: Pull out broom & dustpan, mop and bucket, vacuum
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Swiffer square4 Simple square4 Light, easy to use square4 Handle size adjustment square4 Inexpensive
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Class Swiffer square4 Students were talking with their mothers about “household needs” square4 One mother suggested a portable mop –no need for a bucket and water square4 Students developed a “wet swiffer” –created large handled tube with cleaning solution in the tube and plunger device to squirt cleaning solution out of “mop”
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Swiffer II – idea from our class square4 Want to remove grime, and needs to be wet square4 Simple Light, easy to use square4 square4 Handle size adjustment square4 Inexpensive square4 Mount bottle –disposable –continued purchase
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Swiffer SweeperVac square4 Hardwood floors square4 Tile bdash2 Pet hair bdash2 Crumbs bdash2 Cordless, Quick and Easy
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Start with Market Research square4 After find a NEED square4 New product innovation starts with and is based on market research ( engineers & marketing ) bdash2 Generate ideas bdash2 Google idea, see what’s out there , you should NOT be able to find your idea bdash2 Look in magazines, ask experts square4 Who will buy it and why square4 Do your HW , chances of success (8% Dow)
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