Relativity Space Senior Team
Researching aluminum alloys that are optimized for wire arc additive manufacturing without post heat treatment. This removes an expensive and difficult process step for large format aerospace part production
Sponsor: Relativity Space
Team: Ross Patterson, Devin Deaton, and Morgan Drumm
Mercury Tool and Die Senior Team
Investigating feasability of wire arc additive manufacturing for quicker and cheaper production of tooling components for die casting machinery. Investigating CAD to part strategies and material possibilities to enhance part performance and lessen production costs.
Sponsor: Mercury Marine/ Mercury Castings
Team: Mike Groeneveld, Ty Timmermann, and Noah Ekdom
Q&P WAAM Underclass Team
Studying possibility of wire arc additive manufacturing as a means of quench and partition steel parts production. This would be a possible opportunity for value added complex geometries on top of tradition steel products using this highly researched alloys.
Team: Eli Harma, Zbigniew Bell, Reese Eichner, Conor Warwick
Charpy Steel Underclass Team
Characterization of fracture for AHSS steel alloys with higher than normal ductile to brittle transition temperatures. Analysis primarily comes from the fracture of Charpy samples and SEM magnified images.
Team: Liam Mcleod, Sophie Mehl, Nicholas Overesch, Tim Gerst