Previous Capstone Projects

Sunroc Building Materials traditionally provides raw construction supplies to home builders, but has recently expanded their offering to supply builders with prefabricated wall panels and floor trusses. Until now, Sunroc has built wooden roof trusses in their factory and shipped them to a...
In Sierra Leone, the civil war from 1991-2002 left over 27,000 victims with amputated limbs. The impoverished circumstances of the people in Sierra Leone make it difficult for them to obtain much needed prosthetics. Engage Now Africa, a humanitarian non-profit organization, saw the opportunity to...
This capstone project is sponsored by L3 Technologies, “a leading provider of networked communication solutions” for the Department of Defense. Each year L3 produces hundreds of communications systems that have an antenna supported by an antenna yoke. The current yoke design process uses custom...
Parker Hannifin sponsored a team of students to create a system of embedded sensors that could track key environmental conditions of a seal. When a seal fails, it can be very costly and dangerous. The ability of the seal to warn the customer before this happens increases the value of the seal...
The 2016-17 BYU Supermileage Capstone Team was sponsored by the BYU Mechanical Engineering Department to compete at the Shell Eco-marathon in Detroit, Michigan. They were tasked with designing, building, and testing a high efficiency vehicle, capable of achieving over 1400 mpg at the BYU test track...
John Deere has been a leading innovator of farm equipment since 1837. Today, instead of perfecting black smith techniques for plows, they constantly improve their designs as well as their testing techniques. Recently, John Deere managers decided to look into internalizing and customize a current...
Raytheon Applied Signal Technology focuses on national security through cyber security, sensor surveillance, and broadband communications.  Our project with them focused on automating the process of finding an optimal location to receive a radio signal. The current process involves experienced...
GE Healthcare designs real time fluoroscopy machines used throughout hospitals, especially in operating rooms. Currently, the engineers at GE are seeking to improve the lifetime of their C-arms, but do not have enough data on how the C-arm is really used in hospitals. They would like to know which...
Los Alamos National Laboratory works closely with the Department of Energy to design and maintain our nation's nuclear arsenal. As part of their research and development efforts, Los Alamos 3D prints objects which they use to model projects in production. The infor-mation and specifications used to...
The Boeing Company’s Composite Manufacturing Center in Frederickson Washing-ton plans has recently renovated their facility layout. Their current method to perform repairs includes using localized heat blankets or heat lamps, which limits the number of repairs they can do. We were tasked to design...

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