Faculty Advisor

Cobb, Eben C.

Abstract

The primary goal of this project is to develop a device which allows a figure skater to simply and easily adjust the angle of a skate blade to the optimal position without ruining the boot in the process. The project consisted of a design stage in which the individual components were developed, a rapid prototyping stage in which designs were physically examined before being refined, and a prototyping stage in which the final design was machined. The final design utilizes a worm to allow for an infinitely adjustable blade placement angle and set screws at the rear and clamps at the toe to secure the blade in position.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2014

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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