Group 28 - Tippmann 98 Custom Paintball Marker
This project focused on an in-depth analysis of the Tippmann 98 Custom Paintball Marker, a relatively cheap paintball marker (for the time it was still in production). Our group dissected and analyzed the several aspects of the product in order to understand how the product's final design came to be.
The several aspects include:
- Manufacturing Processes
- Global, Societal, Environmental, and Economic factors (GSEE factors)
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These project gates provide a basic layout for how the group should manage the product management and product archaeology tasks. The first four gates will test our group's organization, communication, and analytic skills, while the last gate will culminate the entire project into a technical report and short oral presentation.
Gate 1: Preparation and Initial Assessment
For the first gate, the group must evaluate the skills and traits of each member and assign a proper role for certain responsibilities. Alongside assigning roles, the group needs to outline the workload required for the entire project in some format. Lastly, the group must do thorough analysis of the product with restriction from actual dissection.
Gate 2: Dissection
The second gate provides a performance review of the group and an overview of the disassembly of the product. The review discusses how well the group managed to accomplish what was required for the previous gate and the continuation of work towards Gate 2. The overview of the disassembly process will be a detailed outlining of the complete dissection of the product.
Gate 3: Evaluation
The third gate is mainly an analysis of the product’s components and the interactions between these components. The group also reviews how well they have continued to work together and how to continue working together properly for the following gate. Along with a product analysis, several components will be modeled in 3D using Autodesk Inventor, and a component interaction will be analyzed in depth.
Gate 4: Explanation