College of Engineering and Polymer Science
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Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
In a world where innovation has become the new norm, automobiles can often be found at the forefront of that movement. Each and every year there are new innovations and concepts that push modern day technology to the edge of what is physically possible. This can be seen from every aspect of these automobiles ranging from the conceptual stage all the way to production.
Most of these advancements have been made possible with the new technology that has become available on the manufacturing side of the designs. Instead of being constrained by what is possible on your average 3 to 5 axis mill, many companies can now take advantage of additive manufacturing to make more complex and optimized parts.
The goal of this project is to take a component on a vehicle, much like the average brake caliper, which is a part that has suffered from a sense of complacency in previous years, and try to optimize and modernize the component with the aid of additive manufacturing.
Dr. Carl Deckler
Dr. Sergio Felicelli
Honors Faculty Advisor
Obringer, Auston; Kucera, Robert; Massarelli, Steven; John, Jared; and Finer, Michael, "Additive Manufactured Formula SAE Brake Caliper" (2021). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1419.