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Engineering Design


Team Member Names: Nathan Anderson and Christy Banh

Incremental Testing Summary: Summarize the kinds of testing that were

performed during the building phase of the prototype.
The molds were tested by compressing Play-Doh into the molds and comparing the
compressed product with the intended design.

Testing Date: Provide date(s) that the test will be run. You must have teacher
approval before testing.
The testing will be done between the dates of March 20 th and March 31st.
Testing Location: Clear Springs High School

Purpose: Explain briefly but precisely what this test will attempt to determine.
Explain how the test will yield objective data regarding meeting at least one of the
design goals for your product.
The testing will use a pass/fail system to determine if the final product will be a feasible tool
under normal conditions. For example we will test a tightening and loosening a flat head
screw with the casted screw bit.
Initial Conditions: Determine the conditions that must be in place prior to
attempting this test. An example would be: The prototype is completed, the device is
installed properly, and power is provided to the unit.
The prototype would be removed from the mold and connected to its respected handle.
Materials: List the tools, parts, and supporting devices that you will need to set
up the equipment. Include any visual or audio equipment necessary to document this
The tools, parts and supporting devices needed would be a block of wood, drill, drill bit,
screw, bolt, the casted screw bit with its handle, and the casted socket and its handle.

Pass or Fail Criteria: What are your benchmarks? Determine what would
constitute a passing/failing mark or condition for this test. How should the device
respond? How will you know if the event occurs during testing?
Criteria/ Description of Quantitative or Degree of
Benchmark Data Needed Qualitative Accuracy
No walls thinner The thickness of Quantitative. 0.005 inches
than 0.4 in. the thinnest portion
of the mold.
Final product must Number of bubbles Quantitative 1 bubble
be free of bubbles within the molded
Must be able to The molded piece Qualitative Pass/ Fail
withstand cannot break under
considerable normal usage
torque/ force. conditions.
Finished piece Determine if the Qualitative Pass/ Fail
must be able to be finished piece can
reusable. be remolded and
put into a new
Deformities must The number of Qualitative/ 1 Deformity
be kept to a deformities in the Quantitative Severe or not
minimum. final mold and their
Mold must be able Multiple parts can Qualitative Pass/ Fail
to be reused. be crafted from the
same mold.
Mold should be Mold should be a Qualitative Pass/ Fail
easy to store rectangular prism in
order to ensure
easy storage.

Procedures: List the step-by-step process describing what needs to be done in

order to run this test. Be very specific so that anyone could perform this test without
additional instruction. First print out the mold with the
Screw Bit
1. Examine the finished screw bit for any deformities and bubbles. If it is present then
melt metal and recast the screw bit.
2. Insert the screw bit into its respective handle to ensure snug fit then.
3. Drill hole in the wooden block.
4. Using the manufactured screw bit, twist the screw into the hole
Safety Considerations: Identify any potential dangers posed to people or
property that could result from testing. Describe precautions that must be taken in
order to ensure the safety of the tester and others and to protect tools, equipment,
fixtures, and the surrounding facility from damage.

Data: What type of data will the test produce? What unit of measure is being

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Data Collection Graph or Sheet: Determine how you are going to display this
data. Create the actual form for gathering data. This may be supplied on a separate
sheet of paper.

Expert Feedback: Seek feedback from experts on your testing plans. Is the test
valid? What are the limitations of your testing method? Be sure to cite your sources
and include new contacts in the Contacts section of your engineering notebook.

Instructor Comments and Signature: Seek input from your instructor. This is
where your teacher will respond to your testing procedure. It may contain information
that you will need to input into the final testing procedure before performing the actual

1 What is the purpose of testing your prototype?
The purpose

2 What is the significance of test criteria?

3 Is your test reliable? That is, can others repeat your test with the same results?
Justify your answer.

4 Why is it important to eliminate bias in your test results?

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5 Why does the test procedure need to be repeatable?

6 How do you know when you have enough step-by-step detail in your test procedure?

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