Major

Mechanical Engineering - Cooperative Education

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2019

Abstract

By pairing up with Ridge Tool Company in Elyria, Ohio, we developed a competitive redesign based on their K-45 Sink Machine. Some goals set forth at the beginning were to take the machine from a corded system with a brushed motor to a battery powered one with a brushless motor, and to address some consumer concerns in regards to weight support and ease-of-use. Our final objective was to assemble a functional prototype that could be submitted to Ridge Tool Company for review. This redesign should help this machine remain competitive in the field, and give us the chance to present our proposed redesign to upper management in the company.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Shao Wang

First Reader

Dr. Siamak Farhad

Second Reader

Dr. Yogesh Singh

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