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Caldera Engineering is a leader in designing and manufacturing slurry energy let down systems used in mining and other industrial applications. These systems reduce flow process energy by directing heated slurry through a high pressure nozzle into a lower pressure tank dissipating large amounts of...
Every year an international design competition for hybrid/electric racecars is held in Loudon, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, sponsored by the Society of automotive Engineers (SAE) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). The teams must design and build a working hybrid...
When a natural disaster leaves victims trapped in the rubble, Lift International provides equipment to survivors to help them extricate others. Much of the rubble encountered is too heavy to be lifted by volunteer rescuers. The Capstone team designed a rubble lift that is entirely human-...
Many rural families of Kenya can only afford to build a home using sticks and mud for the walls, which are easily damaged by rainwater. Some block presses are used, but the bricks are unable to interlock which makes it difficult to create corners, windows, and doors. The team created a press for a...
Union Pacific is a major leader in the rail freight transportation industry. They are also one of the largest consumers of diesel fuel in the nation, so the company wanted to find a way to reduce the overall air drag on their intermodal trains in order to increase fuel efficiency. The team modified...
John Deere is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of agricultural and construction equipment. They currently have a system for testing their engines off level up to 55 degrees in eight different directions, but in the current test the engine is idle and without a load. The height of the...
H20 for humanity provides purification systems to millions of the world's poorest people. Membrane filtration technology has not generally been used to purify water in these developing countries due to the expense. The team engineered a simple, cheaper system to purify water while maintaining high...
Moxtek Inc. is a supplier of high quality x-ray equipment. They have developed a micro focus x-ray tube that uses a magnetic field to achieve the desired focus, but their current prototype focuses only at 30 kV. The team further developed the prototype by designing a device that is capable of...
Smith Lift produces hydraulic pumps for natural gas wells, and wanted to be able to test their pumps in a gaseous environment resembling a natural gas well. This will allow them to not only discover potential problems before an expensive installation of a pump, but it will also benefit them in the...
  Cellular Health Innovations, LLC distributes a mini exercise trampoline called the Cellerciser. The trampoline exercises a wide variety of people. For example, a 100 pound person will jump differently than a 300 pound one. In order to customize the jumping experience for each individual, the...

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