Previous Capstone Projects

The Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology and BYU Mechanical Engineering Department sponsored a team of students to design, build, and compete with a single-person, gasoline-powered, fuel-efficient vehicle. The purposes of the SAE Supermileage competition are to provide students with...
Pratt and Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, auxiliary and ground power units and small turbojet propulsion products.  Industry requirements for aircraft engines have driven designers to create new engine designs with more power for lower cost...
Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe Co. manufactures large diameter ductile grey cast iron pipes.  The manufacturing methods for this pipe render a small percentage of out-of-round pipe, which must then be jacked back into round. This rework method can cause cracks to form in the pipe, some of which...
Innovative Scientific Solutions Incorporated (ISSI) works with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop technical solutions for the United States Air Force. AFRL and ISSI assigned the team to design, build, and test a gasoline-cooled intercooler for a turbocharged Rotax 914 engine used...
Aribex manufactures handheld portable X-ray generators for the dental market. The company was originally founded in 2003 in response to a humanitarian service need. In the manufacturing process, the x-ray tube is encapsulated or “potted” in a silicone rubber material for holding off 60kV voltages....
Burr Oak, a company based in Sturgis, Michigan, designs and manufactures commercial tube-processing machinery. For the high-speed tube cutting project, Burr Oak has given the assignment to improve their high-speed tube cutting machine, referred to as the STCO-M5. They have specifically asked that...
L-3 Fuzing and Ordnance sponsored an engi-neering team to design, build, and test a light detection system capable of detecting a modulated laser signal reflected from a sur-face up to 300 meters away. To allow for mass production as part of a laser guided projectile, the system would be...
Basic Research has been in business for over twenty years providing dietary supplements and personal care products. Customers range from individuals to major chain stores such as Wal-Mart, Target, GNC, and Walgreens. Due to notable changes in the economy, Basic Research sponsored our team to save...
In the aerospace industry, The Boeing Company controls the majority of the market with annual revenue over US$80 billion. Each of Boeing’s aircraft is built from various parts from all over the world, coming together in a location to be assembled. The Boeing 787’s Vertican Fin (VF) is assembled in...
Sponsored by James Clarke and John Krupa, and guided by neonatologist Dr. Erick Gerday, a BYU Capstone team designed and fabricat-ed a simplified, mechanical, neonatal (new-born) ventilator for the developing world. Be-cause such devices are not currently availa-ble in poverty-stricken countries,...

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