College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-08 17:18:51


Mechanical Engineering

Honors Course

Senior Design Project

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2023


Nidec Drive Systems is a leading electric motor manufacturing company with several facilities in the US and around the world. However, as of recent, Nidec has started to see some signs of old and outdated production machines affecting their production numbers even though the demand for electric is ever increasing. In an attempt to repair some of these issues, Nidec reached out to the University of Akron to look for senior design groups to help design and standardize better production machines. We were tasked with redesigning a new winder, which is a machine that winds the copper coils to the core of the motor. The design and manufacturing process is detailed in the following report, in addition to the results of our project.

Research Sponsor


First Reader

Manigandan Kannan

Second Reader

Joseph Mazur

Honors Faculty Advisor

David Peters

Proprietary and/or Confidential Information


Finalized Approval Document.pdf (39 kB)
Honors Research Project Approval Document



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