Document Type


Date of Award

Spring 5-31-1991

Degree Name

Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering - (M.S.)


Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

First Advisor

Nouri Levy

Second Advisor

R. S. Sodhi

Third Advisor

Keith T. O'Brien


A Design For Manufacturability (DFM) approach is used to analyze the existing design of a pencil sharpener, and to reduce and re-design the parts of pencil sharpener for the ease of assembly. The procedure for the selection of a suitable and economical assembly method is based on the Boothroyd and Dewhurst methods. Analysis of the initial design for manual assembly and re-design for automatic as well as manual assembly is presented. An algorithmic approach for simplified generation of all mechanical assembly sequences and selection of the assembly sequences is presented using De Fazio and Whitney approach.

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Manufacturing Commons