P09226: Composite Filament Winding Machine

Mission Statement

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Product Description/Project Objective Statement

The goal of this project is to develop a low cost, first generation filament winding machine which produces simple composite tubing that can be further developed by future senior design teams. This shall be viewed as a fundamental step in developing carbon fiber tubing to be used for the space frame of Formula Racing vehicles.


Key Business Goals/Project Deliverables


Primary Market/Project Opportunities

RIT Mechanical Engineering Department (Lab work, Composites Lab Machinery)

Secondary Market/Project Opportunities

Formula and Baja SAE Teams: Supporting their continuous goal of reducing the weight of their vehicles.

Any market that can benefit from using composite tubing. This tubing exhibits characteristics of being as strong or stronger, significantly lighter, but generally at a higher cost due to raw materials and processing than metal counterparts.


Dr. Alan Nye (ME)

Dr. Hany Ghoneim (ME)

Formula and Baja SAE Teams