Group 20 - HP Inkjet Printer

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Hp Deskjet 960c

As part of MAE 277's Reverse Engineering Group Product, Group 20 will dissect and reverse engineer a Hewlett Packard (HP) Deskjet 960c. Five "gates" must be completed over the duration of this project: the Request for Proposal, Preliminary Project Review, Coordination Review, Critical Project Review, and the final step, delivery of the final project.

Executive Summary

The Hewlett-Packard Deskjet 960c is a single function inkjet printer capable of printing both black and white and color documents. As an affordable printer intended for use in the home, the HP Deskjet 960c was designed very well for its purpose. By disassembling the printer and looking at its components, it is clear as to why this printer was a nice model for the average consumer during the time it was manufactured. Although the printer has many, many components, all of which are documented and discussed below, each component serves a purpose in the printer. However, while the printer is very well put together, it is not without potential design revisions. The revisions that the group came up with are detailed below and were originally suggested with the functionality, reliability, weight, and the required maintenance of the printer in mind. Everything relating to the five gates of the project is deatiled within the pages of the individual gates, with pictures included to visually represent each step in the diassembly and reassembly processes, as well as every component in the printer.

Group Members

Andrew Katz- Research Manager, Dissection/Reassembly Team

Andrew Katz is a sophomore at the University at Buffalo majoring in aerospace engineering. He plans to take internships at any available firms in his field, and eventually wants to take a full time job working in the aerospace industry, hopefully for NASA or Lockheed Martin.

Kayla Kisenwether- Communications Liason, Presentation Manager, Dissection/Reassembly Team

Kayla Kisenwether is a sophomore student of Mechanical Engineering at the University at Buffalo. Kayla has worked for Material Innovations, based in Sugarloaf PA, in the capacity of head web designer and has also worked on the construction of their patented Big Bale Mulcher. After graduation, Kayla plans to pursue a career in designing consumer products.

Jonathan Murphy- Dissection Manager, Dissection/Reassembly Team

Jonathan Murphy is going to University at Buffalo to earn his Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. At the current point in time, he does not have any true relevant work experience, other than dissecting or fixing mechanical products in his spare time. In the future he hopes to obtain an engineering job once he gets his degree and help create an innovative product.

Matt Gregoire- 3-D Model Developer, Dissection/Reassembly Team

Matthew Gregoire is currently in his second year at the University at Buffalo where he is pursuing a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. Even though the engineering program involves a rigorous amount of school work, he feels that engineering is the right fit. At the moment Matthew does not have any relevant work experience but is hopeful he will be able to find an internship for the summer of 2010. Once he graduates he hopes to find a job that is very hands on and he is able to be a part of a design team for some type of large machinery. Matthew one day would like to invent a cutting edge product that will have a positive impact on society.

Tim Habben- Group Leader, Webpage Developer, Dissection/Reassembly Team

Tim Habben is a sophomore Mechanical Engineering student scheduled to graduate in May 2012 with a B.S. He is also interested in obtaining a M.B.A. from the University at Buffalo as well. In the summer of 2009, Tim worked at the Eastman Kodak Company as part of the "Testing Technology" group, which provides service and support to many machines and software around the company. During his time at Kodak, Tim helped create a program to track film processing tests from building to building through scans and tracking screens. After graduation, he hopes to obtain a job designing and implementing new systems at companies, that help not only with the efficiency of the company, but the quality of the company’s products as well.

Request For Proposal

The purpose of the Request For Proposal is to provide the group with a plan for the project as well as provide the group with initial information about the printer. The Work Proposal provides an overview of how the group plans to disassemble and reassemble the printer, while the Management Proposal provides a timeline for the group to follow to complete the project on time. The Management Proposal also details what each group member is responsible for during the project. Also, the Initial Product Assessment helps the group to familiarize itself with the printer by discussion certain aspects about the printer.

To view the Request For Proposal, click the link below
Group 20 Request For Proposal

Preliminary Project Review

The purpose of the Preliminary Project Review is to take a look back at our work and management proposals and see if they are working well, as well as provide a step by step guide for taking apart the HP Printer. The Disassembly Procedure details how the printer was taken apart, the Disassembly Reflection discusses what was found during the dissection, and the Causes For Corrective Action looks back at the initial plan proposed by the group and makes changes to that plan if necessary.

To view the Preliminary Project Review, click the link below
Group 20 Preliminary Project Review

Coordination Review

The main purpose of the Coordination Review is to have the group analyze the components of the printer in order to see what works well, what could be improved, and what further forms of analysis can be completed in order to get a better understanding of the product. The Component Summary lists all of the components of the printer, including what they are made of as well as their manufacturing process, while the Component Summary Reflection further discusses what was found inside the printer. Using these components, Solid Models can be made to show how part of the printer is assembled in sequence, while Design Revisions can be made by the group based on total analysis of the product. Finally, Engineering Analysis can be used in order to show how further testing and analysis can be done on the HP Deskjet 960c Printer.

To view the Coordination Review, click the link below
Group 20 Coordination Review

Critical Project Review

The purpose of the Critical Project Review is to provide a final review of the printer and its components before submission of the project, as well as provide a step by step guide for reassembling the HP Printer. The Product Reassembly Plan details how the printer was put back together, while the Reassembly Reflection discusses the differences between the disassembly and reassembly, how well the product works after reassembly, as well as any additional suggestions that the group may have regarding the printer.

To view the Critical Project Review, click the link below
Group 20 Critical Project Review


All references used during the project can be found within the individual gate pages.