Dallas-based CNC router company MultiCam announces a recent partnership with the University of North Texas‘ mechanical engineering teams for their 2018 senior design day projects.
The students were divided into teams and each was tasked with mechanically improving original designs of MultiCam machines for their “Senior Capstone” projects.
The teams were led by two MultiCam engineers and made up of four to five students. Each team spent about 5-10 hours per week throughout their final two semesters at UNT doing their design and fabricating. To give the students a “real world experience,” the teams were each given a deadline and a proposed budget, with the goal of taking their designs from drawings to physical pieces. MultiCam’s criteria for the students was to make their designs aesthetically pleasing, have them improve on the machines’ original design and stay within their budgets.
Other than a general direction and supply of resources, the students were given creative room to interpret how their designs should look and function. Based on different designs in each respective market, each team researched and modeled their designs on what they believe worked best. Each team’s final product was drafted in Solid Works and a majority of it was fabricated by hand, as is a class requirement.