Honors Theses

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis



First Advisor

Jack McClurg

Relational Format



The purpose of this document is to outline the engineering design and production development process for a safety step to be used in pre-schools. The team began by establishing customer need and moved through the design and prototyping phases. Once a design was selected, the team focused on developing a production process for the product. The project culminated in two one-hour long production runs in which the team carried out the production process to fill a customer order. The results of the first run indicated that adjustments needed to be made to the process, as the required number of pieces was not produced in the one-hour period. In the second run, the takt time was met with one piece being produced every 4 minutes and 48 seconds.

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Engineering Commons



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