Event Title

URC Abstract Design for Manufacture of FSAE Uprights

Location

CSU 203

Start Date

18-4-2016 11:05 AM

End Date

18-4-2016 12:05 PM

Student's Major

Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Gary Mead

Mentor's Department

Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

The Uprights of an FSAE car hold the wheel bearings of the car in the center of the uprights and is connected to the control arms of the car. The uprights are an expensive custom part of the car and the machinability of the uprights is valuable because, it is expensive to machine a small quantity of custom parts. The research was around the design for the uprights to satisfy all of the parameters. The uprights are designed with the manufacturing process in mind to allow machining time on the part to be reduced. Designing for manufacturing (DFM) is done to allow for the cost of the part to be reduced by making the machining process quicker. The uprights were designed to allow for the uprights to be orientated in the CNC Mill twice and having to orient the part twice allows for minimal set up time and reduces the cost associated with orientation. When designing to manufacture the uprights they were designed within the capabilities of the machines. The size of aluminum plates that the uprights were machined out of was selected based upon common aluminum sheet sizes to reduce the cost. To allow for manufacturability the uprights were designed to have the set up in a CNC machine twice and having a drill press perform the remaining machining. The research on how to DFM of the Upright system allows for future FSAE teams to take components of the upright and allow them to design similar uprights.

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URC Abstract Design for Manufacture of FSAE Uprights

CSU 203

The Uprights of an FSAE car hold the wheel bearings of the car in the center of the uprights and is connected to the control arms of the car. The uprights are an expensive custom part of the car and the machinability of the uprights is valuable because, it is expensive to machine a small quantity of custom parts. The research was around the design for the uprights to satisfy all of the parameters. The uprights are designed with the manufacturing process in mind to allow machining time on the part to be reduced. Designing for manufacturing (DFM) is done to allow for the cost of the part to be reduced by making the machining process quicker. The uprights were designed to allow for the uprights to be orientated in the CNC Mill twice and having to orient the part twice allows for minimal set up time and reduces the cost associated with orientation. When designing to manufacture the uprights they were designed within the capabilities of the machines. The size of aluminum plates that the uprights were machined out of was selected based upon common aluminum sheet sizes to reduce the cost. To allow for manufacturability the uprights were designed to have the set up in a CNC machine twice and having a drill press perform the remaining machining. The research on how to DFM of the Upright system allows for future FSAE teams to take components of the upright and allow them to design similar uprights.

Recommended Citation

Sheldon, Alexander. "URC Abstract Design for Manufacture of FSAE Uprights." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 18, 2016.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2016/oral-session-06/1