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Burr Oak Tool makes straight tube cutoff machines used for turning tubular stock into straight cut to length parts with the option of tube end-forming. The machine uses a ram forming process which cold works the material into the desired form. Most forms require multiple hits from the ram. Hot...
L3 & Ordnance Systems specializes in the development and production of fuzing and safe arming devices. They manufacture mis-sile and rocket-driven products for the U.S. military and other international allies. All forms of projectiles incorporate devices that are meant to safely and reliably...
Tata Chemicals (Soda Ash) Partners process Trona ore at the Green River facility in Wyoming. The end product is more than 2 million tons of high quality Soda Ash used in glass manufacturing, chemical, soap and detergent, pulp and paper, and water treatment industries....
In John Deere machinery, engines are at-tached to an open crankcase ventilation (OCV) system that separates oil from crank-case blowby gases and returns it to the engine. After the oil is filtered out, the resulting expulsion is predominantly water vapor from the combustion reaction in the pistons...
McKay Mitton has suffered from cerebral palsy for his entire life. Despite his physical limitations, he loves to be outdoors participating in activities, such as biking or skiing, with his family. Unfortunately, in recent years, McKay has outgrown his bike trailer and jogging stroller that he used...
Boeing manufactures the tail assemblies for the 787 Dreamliner at three facilities around the world, including one in West Jordan, Utah. The 787 tail is built around a 38-foot long composite spar box, which must be machined and sealed after it is removed from the autoclave. Three layers of sealant...
Currently, the aerospace industry faces a variety of problems, such as the rising costs of jet fuel, the need to reduce air pol-lution, and complaints about noise levels. These three problems can be addressed by exchanging the turbofan engines for elec-tric ones. Electrijet Flight Systems, Inc. is...
Union Pacific, the project sponsor, is a leader in transporting goods across America. Union Pacific is interested in improving several key areas on its refrigerated boxcars, including developing an automated door opening/closing tool, improving thermal insulation properties...
The BYU Mechanical Engineering Department sponsored a team of students to design, build, and compete with an open-wheel, single-seat, off-road racing vehicle. The SAE Baja competition series pits students at the top engineering universities around the world...
The BYU Harold B. Lee Library has a large Special Collections section with thousands of unique manuscripts and files and over one million photographs. Their goal is to digitize all of these documents making them available to people throughout the world. Currently, scanning documents is extremely...

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