Faculty Advisor

Sisson, Richard D.


In the scientific process, the proper equipment is essential for collecting quality data. This project was to design and fabricate the fixturing for use in experiments to determine the effects of surface roughness on the carburization of steel alloys. Potential contaminates on the test samples were removed using a self contained cleaning system. Afterword the samples were carefully transported and attached to a carburizing fixture of unique design. This fixture was designed and manufactured to be compatible with preexisting commercial equipment and tested to withstand the stresses of the carburization process. The carburizing cycle completed without failure, the samples were removed and successfully prepared for analysis.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2010


Manufacturing Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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