Mechanical Dissection - Thermoplastic Polypropylene for the...

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Mechanical Dissection Team: Michael Beane, Paula Alvarez Pino, John A. Allen, Lauren Beauchamp, Abdullah E. Alshamali 2/22/2010 Group Number 6 EGR 100 2C
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The Purpose of this experiment is to report the findings of a dissection of a mechanical product. The product chosen is a Conair® 14 in 1 cordless grooming kit, but more specifically an electric razor. The purpose of the product is to trim and remove facial hair. The packaging and presentation of product is a Cardboard box, which is one of the improvements we as a team would like to propose, a better package that would consist of a more durable and organized interior and stylish external surface to match the new color scheme of the razor. Upon dissection the team found that the inner workings were extremely simple and basic. It comprised of a basic electric motor to work the interchangeable blades/attachments, LED charging status light, circuit board to integrate charging system and a switch to control power. The types of materials used in this product were found to be
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Unformatted text preview: Thermoplastic Polypropylene for the shell, stainless steel attachments, and foam adhesives. The operation of the device is simple; one switch controls the on/off function. The safety features are integrated into the design of the shell and attachments. This razor is designed to cut hair and not the skin. Another improvement proposed is to waterproof the razor to improve the safety features. The last improvement proposed is the addition of another light that would signal the end of the charging cycle. The price of the product is close to 20 25 dollars as is, with improvements it would increase slightly to 26-30 retail dollars. Picture of Assembly: Contribution: John: Disassembled the Product Logan: Researched the types of materials used Paula: Contributed great ideas to the improvement products Lauren: Typed the notes during the meeting, turned in report, and posted pictures Abdullah: Contributed ideas to the improvement products...
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