Faculty Advisor

Stabile, Joseph Anthony


In the automotive repair industry doors are being stripped every day to be repainted. Insurance appraisers will pay for up to one hour for removal and installing door moldings. The process includes removing leftover adhesive tape and re-taping for installation. The current industry practice is timely and aggravating for technicians. The goal of this project is to develop a tool that removes double-sided adhesive tape from door moldings in a timely fashion. An objective was to model a device to fit the constraints of the tool’s operating path. A second objective was to explore different angles for our blade to see its effects on adhesive removal. An analysis of the design and its several iterations, along with fabrication details are discussed in this report.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2018


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering