Group 3 - Kawasaki Compressor 1

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Kawasaki Compressor [1]



We are a group of five engineering students taking an MAE 277 Intro to M.E. course at University at Buffalo. During the course of the semester, our group will be analyzing, dissecting, documenting, and reassembling a Kawasaki Air Compressor. We hope to not only gain knowledge of the product at hand, but also learn how to plan according and work as a team to build and analyze a detailed report about our subject.

Group members

  • Bob Neuman:
  • Brian Webb:
  • Tyler Morris:
  • Will Sassenhausen:
  • Joe Bruzgul:

Executive Summary

The Kawasaki 8 gallon air compressor was designed to provide users with a compressor that can compress air to be used to power a tool. By dissecting and analyzing this compressor, we were able to learn about the compressor itself as well as many different aspects of mechanical engineering.

Through the disassembly and reassembly processes, we were able to better understand how our air compressor worked. By looking through the inner workings and examining every component, subsystem, and function, we were able to gain a solid understanding of how the compressor functions, as well as other functions of smaller subsystems included in the compressor like the electric motor and piston assembly.

Gate 1

Here is a link to Gate 1 of our project outlining:

  • Group Member Background
  • Management Proposal
  • Work Propsal
  • Group Analysis
  • Disassembly Plan
  • Pre-Dissection Analysis
Gate 1 of Kawasaki Compressor Project

Gate 2

Here is a link to Gate 2 of our project outlining:

  • Management Review
  • Product Dissection
  • Connection of Subsystems
Gate 2 of Kawasaki Compressor Project

Gate 3

Here is a link to Gate 3 of our project outlining:

  • Project Management: Coordination Review
  • Product Archaeology/Evalutation
  • Component Analysis
  • Solid Model Assembly
  • Engineering Analysis

Gate 3 of Kawasaki Compressor Project

Gate 4

Here is a link to Gate 4 of our project outlining:

  • Project Management Assessment
  • Product Archaeology
  • Product Reassembly Difficulty Scale
  • Product Reassembly Process
  • Design Revisions

Gate 4 of Kawasaki Compressor Project

Gate 5

Here is a link to Gate 5 of our project outlining:

  • Finalization of Deliverables
  • Technical Report
  • Oral Presentation

Gate 5 of Kawasaki Compressor Project