Senior Capstone Design Projects


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BONE PULVERIZER TEAM (2019-2020)

Our team is designing an automated homogenizer to crush small bone specimens while in liquid nitrogen. The resulting powdered bone specimens can then be used for various biochemical assays. (From left to right: Mike Pelosi, Ryan Dunn, Jason Brice, Nicole Vachon)

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BEND-A-BONE TEAM (2018-2019)

Our team is fabricating an interchangeable 3- and 4-point bending fixture for small bone specimens that is compatible with a Shimadzu AGS-X mechanical testing load frame and includes a specimen hydration system. (From left to right: Sarah Brown, Bryan Allen, Haley Matthews)

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CUTTING JIG TEAM (2017-2018)

Our team is 3D printing and building an adjustable device that integrates with a band saw, and that can be used to cut large, irregular shaped bone specimens needed for various types of research projects. (From left to right: Alec Riendeau, Jake Aaronson, Eliza Marks, Andrew Ahrens)

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BONE NOTCHER TEAM (2016-2017)

Our team is 3D printing and building a portable and adjustable device that integrates with a low speed saw and can be used to create small controlled notches into human bone specimens for fracture toughness testing. (From left to right: Talia D'Ambruoso, Nengi Charles-Ogan, Luc Pierre-Louis, Eddie Floyd, Mekides Mezgebu)

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MECHANICAL TESTING DATA CODING TEAM (2016-2017)

Our team is writing comprehensive, easily modifiable, and user-friendly MATLAB code to calculate key mechanical properties measured from mechanical tests of various different configurations. (From left to right: Sydney Patten, Brenna Callahan, Uzo Nwankwo, Rob Estrella)

 
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