[UNDERGRADUATE PROJECT: This project is suitable for a Visiting Research Assistant]
The scope of this project is first to determine the critical safety points in the operation of workshop machinery, and develop a way of representing those risks to operators, in diagrammatic form. A second objective is to take a particular product (comprising a machined assembly) and work out the different ways (sequence of process-steps) that it could be made, and then represent these different solutions to operators using diagrams, such that operators with different skill levels can make informed decisions about the process that is best for them. Thus the whole project is about finding ways to communicate process-risk to operators.
In the first phase of this project we are looking at our own internal workshop practices, which are representative of a general engineering workshop. Future phases are anticipated to expand on this to more complex situations, depending on what we find.
The project is therefore suitable for a visiting research assistant (visiting undergraduate student). Such a student would preferentially have workable English language skills, experience with 3D CAD solid modelling (preferably Solidworks), and must have already completed a workshop training course or have had workshop experience. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr D. Pons directly.
Industry who are interested in this project are also encouraged to contact Dr Pons.