Faculty Advisor

Hagglund, Raymond R.


Anderson Products currently uses a feed and cut machine to cut bundles of spring-steel wire. These bundles are used to produce a majority of their wire-brush applications. To reach the various forming stages throughout the plant, they must be loaded onto carts and manually transported. While this may work well for applications of lower production speed, it is not efficient for high speed jobs. The objective of this project is to design a fully automated wire feed-and-cut machine that can be integrated with an existing forming station. This requires the machine to operate with less cutting force and occupy less space than the current machine, which uses a 20-ton press.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering