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Steel Forming Machine

Company: Rockland Manufacturing Company, Inc

Primary: ME
Secondary: IE
Optional: EE, MATSE

Non-Disclosure Agreement: YES

Intellectual Property: YES

Design a press and/or machine that can form various components of high strength steel in a rapid and repeatable fashion. The team must: Determine the forces and best method needed to shape the material to the desired shape considering all of the following criteria: economics of operation, economics and practicality of manufacturing the design, serviceability of the design, floor space required, ease of operation, variation of parts that can be formed, the machine's ability to be quickly changed to form other components relative to the product line. The team then will create production drawings for the machine, build the machine, which the help of the team and test the press for full functionality before the end of the project.



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