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ScrapMetal Disposal Automation

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University of Colorado Boulder, Paul M.  Rady Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering students build machine to automate scrap metal disposal

Published: April 12, 2022 • By Rachel Leuthauser

Matthew An – Logistics manager, Casey Cole – Test engineer, Blake Fardulis – Project manager, Kate Nichols – Manufacturing engineer, Wesley Schumacher – Systems engineer, Andrew Stiller – CAD engineer, Aleksey Volkov – Finance manager

A team of seniors in the Department of Mechanical Engineering have designed and built a device that automates the disposal of scrap metal, making it safer and more efficient.

The students created the device as their Senior Design project sponsored by Accu-Precision, a Littleton-based manufacturer of custom parts for customers in aerospace and industrial sectors. The Machining Chip Disposal System can lift and dump 600 lbs. of scrap material with the push of a button, cutting down the time it takes to dispose of the material from 30 minutes to five. That decreases the time spent per year on this cumbersome task from more than 1,000 hours to about 170 hours.  .... '

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