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Manufacturing Engineering

These projects are part of a one-semester only sequence. They are functionally complete.


Formula SAE Aerodynamics-Bobcat Racing

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Sponsor: Texas State University

Student Team: Landon Alexander, Troy Vater, Pasquale Mazzoccoli

Faculty Advisor: Mr. Mark Summers

Formula SAE or FSAE, was founded in 1980 after Ron Matthews, a then nontenured Assistant Professor at the University of Texas, started UT's SAE chapter, and realized the SAE Mini Indy competition the team wanted to compete in was no longer being organized. Today, it is a collegiate engineering and business competition with schools from all around the world participating, whereby a fictitious manufacturing company contracts the students to design and fabricate a formula style race car.

The competition focuses on the manufacturability of each design, both in overall effectiveness and monetary commitment. With this project, our team looked to design and fabricate the various aerodynamic and fairing components for Texas State's FSAE Chapter, "Bobcat Racing". The project entailed solutions of design, adhering to strict safety/design regulations, pattern and mold generation, as well as the production of carbon fiber composite components, serving both functions of aerodynamics and driver safety. "Bobcat Racing" looks to compete in FSAE's 2019 competition this June in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Mechanical Elevator Compatible with Programmable Control Logic

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Sponsor: Dr. Austin Talley

Student Team: Isac Giron

Faculty Advisor: Mr. Mark Summers

Texas State University senior design team has been tasked with the development of a tabletop elevator for students in MFGE 4395 to test if they correctly coded a PLC logic code to run an elevator. In this project the engineer tackled on design, fabricating, wiring, and testing of the elevator constructed. This design must include a control panel that will display location of the elevator also well as any movement requested by the operator.

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