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The Boeing Company is a leading manufacturer in the aerospace industry. In order to remain competitive they are working to reduce costs and improve manufacturing reliability and speed. In order to improve their manufacturing process, The Boeing Company requested a design for a flexible CNC tooling...
The Los Alamos National Laboratory is charged with solving national security challenges. Our sponsor challenged our team to design a lightweight vessel that will deliver a fluid that is incompatible with most vessel materials. Due to the fluid's incompatibility, we were required to have the fluid...
As the world continues to be dependent on fossil fuels to power industry and transportation, it is necessary to promote a design for conservation philosophy in our emerging professionals. The Society of Automotive Engineers SUPERMILEAGE® Vehicle competition provides a challenging design problem for...
Burr Oak Tool Inc., a manufacturer of fin dies and line equipment, sponsored a group of BYU students to design an improved transfer and handling process for radiator fins. Currently, fins fall from a press and stack vertically on a cart. Operators then remove the cart from the press and manually...
Leading the railcar transportation industry within the United States; Union Pacific serves states west of the Mississippi River all the way to the Pacific coast comprising of more than 32,000 miles of track. The vast amount of energy required for railcar travel makes Union Pacific a substantial...
Boeing produces an airplane called the 787. The plane is around 50% composites, which improves its fuel efficiency around 20% over prior aluminum models. Currently Boeing has hundreds of back orders for these airplanes, so anything that could reduce the production cycle time would help immensely....
Tanner and Skyler Jensen suffer from a rare genetic condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) that destroys nerves controlling voluntary muscle movement. They are two of many children that will never walk. Hand powered wheelchairs help, but the boys tire quickly and lose strength to push their...
GE Healthcare provides cutting-edge radiology and fluoroscopy imaging tools to healthcare providers. One such tool is the OEC C-arm (pictured right), which is used for high quality low dose surgical imaging in a hospital or outpatient setting. The C-arm’s movement is hand-powered to keep it light...
US Synthetic Bearings (USS Bearings) makes long-lasting diamond bearings for down-hole drilling tools, pumps, and other demanding applications. Polycrystalline diamond (PCD) bearings provide a high-performance alternative to conventional bearings. They are ideally suited for operations in process...
John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) does extensive testing on their engines to create some of the best equipment in the world. Valve train test stands are an integral part to producing great engines. This test uses an electric motor to spin the crank of a pistonless engine. The valve train is allowed...

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