Previous Capstone Projects

Maxtec Inc. manufactures a device called the MaxVenturi that entrains ambient air into a stream of oxygen to treat patients with respiratory ailments. The device, however, does not work with a new restrictive nasal cannula interface. The team developed a new model of the MaxVenturi that...
L-3 Communications wanted to provide a portable RF reflector antenna for military field personnel. Although a portable antennae is highly desired, current designs have been unable to lock the interchangeable parts together without significant deformities in the convex shape. If the shape is not...
Prosthetic devices exist for leg, arm, and hand amputees, but very few of these products assist finger amputees. In the market, gripping mechanisms designed for finger amputees rely on residual fingers and tend to be very expensive (costing as much as $150,000). The team built a prosthetic hand...
Provo Craft and Novelty Inc. is a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of craft related products. The team designed a solution for storing and dispensing rhinestones using the company’s current system. The solution dispenses nearly two stones per second and came in under the cost requested by...
Willowstick Technologies, LLC is an industry leader in subsurface water mapping, tracking, and monitoring. Their sensors collect magnetic data over a large survey area, which is then used to create detailed maps and models of underground water. Team 30 improved the ability of the sensor to chart...
Varian Medical is the world’s leading manufacturer of medical devices for treating cancer and other radiotherapy conditions. Since X-ray tubes manufactured are only 1% efficient, there is a tremendous amount of heat that must be removed by a heat exchanger. This exchanger must be checked often to...
Much of the energy contained in the fossil fuels burned in power plants and industrial processes ends up being discarded to the environment. This so called "waste heat" represents a valuable potential source of power, and there is considerable interest in developing "energy harvesting systems" that...
Avery Dennison produces and ships paper rolls to customers for use in labeling. They use a Pesmel system to package their products, which individually wraps, arranges, and secures the product to a pallet. The team simulated the current process as well as simulating conceptualized improvements to...
Innovative Scientific Solutions Inc. is working with the United States Air Force to improve the efficiency of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) called “Silver Fox.” They wanted the Silver Fox to achieve longer flight endurance, and so the team designed a variable pitch propeller to allow the plane...
Assembly Improvement Technologies designed and built an attachment mechanism to create a safer and faster-moving assembly line for Boeing’s 777 aircrafts. The disk, linking and locking bars, made of steel, helped create this safer product and allowed it to be released in a single motion. The...

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