P13651: Wax Melter
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MPI makes wax injection and handling equipment for the investment casting industry. They provide support for water soluble and non-soluble waxes, including water soluble waxes that contain fibers for added strength. Their current wax melter suffers from issues with clogging when presented with water soluble wax flakes with fibers in them. The goal of this project is to design a new wax melter that is capable of handling the soluble wax flakes that contain fibers without clogging or jamming.

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Project Name
Wax Melter
Project Number
P13651
Start Term
2012-1
End Term
2012-3
Industry Guide
Michael Zona, 585-298-7691, mfzddm@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Aaron Phipps, aphipps@mpi-systems.com

Team Members

The P13951 Team

The P13951 Team

Member Role Contact Number
Rachael Hamilton Team Manager rlh3465@rit.edu 484-459-8106
Michael Blachowicz Head Engineer mbb3044@rit.edu 585-314-9289.
Alex Kibbe Team Engineer amk1954@rit.edu 585-413-6498
Jonathan Waldron Team Engineer jlw5593@rit.edu
Sean Sutton Team Engineer sls6897@rit.edu 585-730-9493
Valentina Mejia Team Engineer vxm5074@rit.edu 203-952-3383

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Planning & Execution

Systems Design

Detailed Design

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Planning & Execution

Build, Test, Document

Project Review Presentation

Technical Paper

Project Poster

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