Norton, Robert L.
Gillette Boston (old MQP)
A high-output, automated machine assembles two components, contacting one component against carbide stops for locating purposes. The contact forces are sufficient to locally yield the material. This project entails the design of a linear cam mechanism that gently aligns this component on an existing station without causing any yielding. We created a dynamic simulation of two cam trains, which we used as a design basis after verification against measured data. As a sub-project, we redesigned one of the existing cams to reduce a large spike of acceleration at a deliberate impact that we noticed in our measured data.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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