Group 18 - Daiwa Laguna Spinning Reel and Daiwa Sweepfire Spinning Reel

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Daiwa Sweepfire Spinning Reel
Daiwa Laguna Spinning Reel

The purpose of this page is to document our group's work as we progress through the MAE 277 project during the fall semester of 2013. The project, which is to analyze, dissect, reanalyze, and reassemble a product, is meant to give real-world context to the various concepts we discuss in lecture. It will also serve as an introduction and practice for basic group and time management. Our group, Group 18, has chosen two different models of spinning fishing reels, the Daiwa Laguna and Daiwa Sweepfire, which we will compare and contrast to add another dimension to the project. Our work started with our product proposal, and will continue in the form of 5 separate "Gates" which will be submitted on this wiki.

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Group Members

Member Email
Brian Smist smistbj@buffalo.edu
Mike Wik mtwik@buffalo.edu
Zack Intrabartolo zackaryi@buffalo.edu
Chris Ahearn cahearn@buffalo.edu
Tyler Szczesniak tjszczes@buffalo.edu

Product Proposal

The first step in our product was to submit a product proposal, which is formal request for permission to obtain and dissect our product. We started by researching potential products and settled on a spinning fishing reel. Although the proposal was submitted in paper and not on this wiki, since it contains relevant information to the project, it is included here: Group 18 Product Proposal 2013. After feedback from our professors, it was decided that dissecting a single spinning reel may not be complex enough to complete a detailed analysis on. This was rectified by submitting another proposal, this one identifying two separate spinning reels that will be dissected, analyzed, and compared. This comparison will add significant depth to our project. The second proposal can be vied here: Group 18 Supplemental Proposal 2013.

Project Gates

The project is broken into 5 Gates, each with a distinct purpose. Each gate will be worked on by our group and submitted as a page on this wiki. The current, tentative due dates for each gate are included below.

Gate 1

Gate 1 is the planning stage for our project. We will be completing an initial assessment of our product, our group, and the project as a whole. Gate 1 specifically includes a work proposal, management proposal, and detailed initially analysis of the product. Gate 1 can be viewed here: Group 18 Gate 1 2013.

Gate 2

Gate 2 is the actually dissection phase of the project. We will be dissecting our products and collecting detailed information about the manufacturing as well as individual components of the reels. The wiki page for Gate 2 is not available yet, but will go online closer to the tentative due date which is October 23, 2013.

Gate 3

Gate 3 is the evaluation portion of the project. We will be analyzing the information and components dissected in Gate 2 in order to gain a more detailed understanding of the reels. The wiki page for Gate 3 is not available yet, but will go online closer to the tentative due date which is November 15, 2013.

Gate 4

Gate 4 is the explanation part of the project. We will be using the information gathered in Gates 2 and 3 to make broad conclusions about the design decisions made during the development of the reels. The wiki page for Gate 4 is not available yet, but will go online closer to the tentative due date which is December 2, 2013.

Gate 5

Gate 5 is the documentation portion of the project. We will record, document, and organize our findings and prepare the for critical review. The wiki page for Gate 5 is not available yet, but will go online closer to the tentative due date which is December 13, 2013.