Faculty Advisor

Apelian, Diran

Faculty Advisor

Thompson, Robert W.


The integral component of this investigation was evaluating the feasibility of using silicone molds for the near net shape manufacture of poured epoxy grinding wheels in an economical and efficient manner. Development of the two-part, two-component mold equips Norton Company with a tool to satisfy customers' requirements for flexibility in product development programs. The fundamental objectives of this project included designing and fabricating a silicone mold and using it to achieve near net shape manufacture of epoxy grinding wheels, without release difficulties.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999


Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering