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Process Improvement For Material Breakdown, Steven Brousseau, Matthew Klug, Kirshanthi Ganesa Moorthy, Michael Patten Nov 2018

Process Improvement For Material Breakdown, Steven Brousseau, Matthew Klug, Kirshanthi Ganesa Moorthy, Michael Patten

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

Cell workers at Cardinal Glass are spending too much time and labor manually breaking down larger materials into smaller and more usable parts.


Batch To Single Piece Flow, Ryan Hood, Miles Martin, Michael Shultz Nov 2018

Batch To Single Piece Flow, Ryan Hood, Miles Martin, Michael Shultz

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

Assess the current T1 Snap product line and propose a move from batch production to single piece flow.


Integrating Tool Holders For Vertical Lathe, Garrett Deschaine, Graham Fiebiger, Nicholas Gambs, Brendan Maye, Theodore Payne Nov 2018

Integrating Tool Holders For Vertical Lathe, Garrett Deschaine, Graham Fiebiger, Nicholas Gambs, Brendan Maye, Theodore Payne

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

• In order to run Sandvik Coromant Capto C8 tooling the operator must remove the existing stick tool holder from the vertical lathe’s ram. This process takes several hours and has the potential to damage the ram.

• Avoid removing the stick tool holder when running C8 and cam lock style tooling.


Grain Cart Compaction Impact, Tyler Ehlers, Kyle Lafrenz Nov 2018

Grain Cart Compaction Impact, Tyler Ehlers, Kyle Lafrenz

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

• Soil compaction poses a large threat in potential yield reduction in row crop operations across the globe.

• The tractor and grain cart is the heaviest piece of machinery pulled through a field, making it the most likely to leave highest level of compaction.


Keying Process, Benjamin Shaver, Jacob Raveling, Mary Gail Knutson Nov 2018

Keying Process, Benjamin Shaver, Jacob Raveling, Mary Gail Knutson

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

The current process for setting guide keys into aluminum extrusions is performed manually. It is a tedious and unergonomic process. The team needs to evaluate the process for improvement or replacement.


Designing And Building A Grain Dryer Test Stand, Luke Fischer, Travis Hursh, Riley Schnell, Jet Wayne Nov 2018

Designing And Building A Grain Dryer Test Stand, Luke Fischer, Travis Hursh, Riley Schnell, Jet Wayne

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

The ISU Feed Mill is in need of an operating grain dryer test stand that can accurately represent four different grain mixing styles used in the market today.


Creation Of The Ideal Welding Cell For Sprayer Booms, Paul Appleget, Katie Larson, Matthew Rowan, Jon Thomas Nov 2018

Creation Of The Ideal Welding Cell For Sprayer Booms, Paul Appleget, Katie Larson, Matthew Rowan, Jon Thomas

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

Welding production requires an increase to 2 machines per day. Hagie has full capability to keep up with John Deere’s standards set by a newer business deal between the companies.


Separation Of Nutrient Solids And Liquids In Swine Manure, Lucas Meyer, Mason Moeller, Todd Muell Nov 2018

Separation Of Nutrient Solids And Liquids In Swine Manure, Lucas Meyer, Mason Moeller, Todd Muell

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

• Producers want to provide transportation of solids and increase the available storage capacity of a storage system by separating nutrients produced in a shallow pit, external storage swine facility.

• Producers transporting manure to fields don’t want to pay to transport slurry that is 95% water.


Journal Bearing Removal Improvement, Ben Gibson, Matt Johnson, Lucas Kramer, Chad Martin Nov 2018

Journal Bearing Removal Improvement, Ben Gibson, Matt Johnson, Lucas Kramer, Chad Martin

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

• Current method of removing journal bearings from castings is labor intensive, poses safety risks, and creates contamination.

• Develop a new method and, if necessary, tooling, to improve the bearing removal process.


Makusafe Wearable Device Testing, Nicholas Campbell, Alexander Foust, Dawson Knapp, Andrew Yi Nov 2018

Makusafe Wearable Device Testing, Nicholas Campbell, Alexander Foust, Dawson Knapp, Andrew Yi

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

MakuSafe Corporation needs data collected on the strength and comfortability of the holster for their wearable safety device.


Improvement Of Moulder Uptime, Kritika Chopra, Layne Mcmahon, Payton Stadtlander, Trevor Sorensen Nov 2018

Improvement Of Moulder Uptime, Kritika Chopra, Layne Mcmahon, Payton Stadtlander, Trevor Sorensen

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

A cell that consists of 2 moulders, an electronic press, and a robot is not meeting the efficiency and uptime goals that Pella would desire.


Improve Agricultural Practices Through Waterflow Modeling & Visualization, Warren Jennings, Riley Nylin, Josh Pederson, James Pollock Nov 2018

Improve Agricultural Practices Through Waterflow Modeling & Visualization, Warren Jennings, Riley Nylin, Josh Pederson, James Pollock

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

Current farming tools do not provide an easy solution for waterflow modeling; therefore, farmers are not aware of what happens in their fields after rainfall events.


Grain Drying, Brett Olson, Michael Shippy, Jacob Titmus, Todd Van Dyke Nov 2018

Grain Drying, Brett Olson, Michael Shippy, Jacob Titmus, Todd Van Dyke

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

• Mold toxins (Aflatoxin) consumed by children can stunt growth, cause mental impairment and acute poisoning

• Corn left in field is susceptible to loss from insects, rats, birds, and theft


Economic Model For Investing Small Vs. Large Ag Equipment, Jonathan Alas, Chris Davis, Grant Pieper Nov 2018

Economic Model For Investing Small Vs. Large Ag Equipment, Jonathan Alas, Chris Davis, Grant Pieper

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

• Producers can have a difficult decision when it comes to purchasing equipment.

• Producers are always looking to minimize costs and maximize efficiency when it comes to their equipment.

• In a state that is a big player in the agriculture industry it is important for our producers to produce at the highest efficiency possible.


Analysis Of Nutrient Cover Solutions, Nick Jamison, Cole Reighard, Andy Russ Nov 2018

Analysis Of Nutrient Cover Solutions, Nick Jamison, Cole Reighard, Andy Russ

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

Develop a cover for a manure holding structure that will effectively reduce the accumulated rainfall inside the structure and increase the per gallon value of the manure.


Homewood Golf Course Clubhouse Design, John Jacobs, Justin Matticx, Mitchell Rosburg, Christopher Weldon Dec 2017

Homewood Golf Course Clubhouse Design, John Jacobs, Justin Matticx, Mitchell Rosburg, Christopher Weldon

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

Inefficient patron flow; Inefficient employee flow; Inefficient product flow; Physiological and physical barriers.


Cow/Calf Hutch: Portable, Pasture Calving Solution Designed By Farmers For Farmers, Tyler Benzing, Morgan Findley, Derek Golinghorst, Tom Reeves Dec 2017

Cow/Calf Hutch: Portable, Pasture Calving Solution Designed By Farmers For Farmers, Tyler Benzing, Morgan Findley, Derek Golinghorst, Tom Reeves

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

There is currently not a portable calving shelter on the market that is designed for one cow to have her calf by herself every time.


1st Flow Feed System Failure Analysis, Chad Bonar, Carter Buswell, Jessica Hanrahan Dec 2017

1st Flow Feed System Failure Analysis, Chad Bonar, Carter Buswell, Jessica Hanrahan

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

Current 1st flow models are prone to cracking/stripping for unknown reasons. Customers do not want to buy a product that fails.


Reducing Cycle Time In Frozen Gel-Bag Production, Christian Thompson, Dustin Reichert, Dylan Paris, Guangyu Lu, Mathew Winch Dec 2017

Reducing Cycle Time In Frozen Gel-Bag Production, Christian Thompson, Dustin Reichert, Dylan Paris, Guangyu Lu, Mathew Winch

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

PurFoods, estimates they will use two million gel-bags in the fiscal year to place in their meal packages. Currently the cycle time to freeze gel-bags in a -10℉ freezer is about 24 hours, causing issues with time needed for production.


World’S Finest Chocolate Automatized Palletizing System, Sam Kuehl, Craig Peterson, Jacob Roberson Dec 2017

World’S Finest Chocolate Automatized Palletizing System, Sam Kuehl, Craig Peterson, Jacob Roberson

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

WFC currently hand stacks or uses a suction cup device to stack pallets of finished goods. Leading to strain on employee’s backs, arms, and hands, which can result in recovery time off of work, medical bills, and poor pallet stacking.


Activity Ball Monitoring Activity And Climate Impact In Market Hogs, Brad Aronson, Eli Sents, Kyle Wenck, Derek Yegge Dec 2017

Activity Ball Monitoring Activity And Climate Impact In Market Hogs, Brad Aronson, Eli Sents, Kyle Wenck, Derek Yegge

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

Design and fabricate a container to collect market hog activity data through the use of an existing sensor package. The container must maximize stability of the system while testing in the field and minimize amount of interference when collecting data. The system will automatically report the data as an IoT device.


Improved Masking Tape Removal, Kyle Blane, Nate Myers, David Rodriguez Dec 2017

Improved Masking Tape Removal, Kyle Blane, Nate Myers, David Rodriguez

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

Employees are using utility knives to hand cut masking tape from a butt-roll which is exposing employees to potential injuries. Current methods are inconsistent and putting employees safety at risk. Employee safety is always the highest priority and improving this process will help minimize potential injuries.


Water Filtration Integration, John Byard, Blake Edgeton, Chris Filicette, Colten Huckaby Dec 2017

Water Filtration Integration, John Byard, Blake Edgeton, Chris Filicette, Colten Huckaby

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

Current in-house water cooler systems use pre-filtered water that is bought by the gallon. Currently, the jugs of filtered water used in these water cooler systems are picked up & exchanged for full jugs of filtered water as a paid service from a 3rd-party company. As an outsourced service, this current setup creates additional, unnecessary costs, as well as logistical factors to be dealt with such as scheduling refill delivery&planning for storage of the required on-hand stock of bottles.


Headland Pathway Management, Austin Ashbacher, Josh Feldmann, Colton Ryan, Nick Spratt Dec 2017

Headland Pathway Management, Austin Ashbacher, Josh Feldmann, Colton Ryan, Nick Spratt

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

Farmers are losing crops due to contact with equipment. Money is being lost due to crop destruction. Plants are being killed because of late season fertilizer application, equipment is knocking down plants to a point where they are unable to recover.


Optimizing Traffic Flow And Space Utilization At Isu Transportation Services, Mike Anibas, Dean Grewell, Justin Miranda Dec 2017

Optimizing Traffic Flow And Space Utilization At Isu Transportation Services, Mike Anibas, Dean Grewell, Justin Miranda

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

Transportation services is looking to alleviate some of the congestion during peak times by putting in a self-service kiosk to allow for checkouts outside of normal business hours. In order to do this, the parking lot must be redesigned to fit enough cars and handle the traffic flow.


Standardization Of Iowa State University Transportation Services Machine Shop, Kyle Schlarbaum, Blake Streicher, Zach Worthington, Brett Young Dec 2017

Standardization Of Iowa State University Transportation Services Machine Shop, Kyle Schlarbaum, Blake Streicher, Zach Worthington, Brett Young

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

As the fleet of 575 vehicles continuously grows to meet demand, space and time is of the essence. ISU Transportation Services is seeking methods to increase their overall shop efficiency by standardizing processes.


Water Usage Reduction At Food Processing Facility, Derek Lapolice, Mathew Bradley, Christian Peterson Dec 2017

Water Usage Reduction At Food Processing Facility, Derek Lapolice, Mathew Bradley, Christian Peterson

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

Burke Corporation in Nevada, Iowa uses 25% of the city’s fresh water supply. The company spends $875,000/yr and uses 65,385,000 gal of water. Burke corporation wants to reduce these costs and in turn be more environmentally friendly.


Silicone Applicator Cleaning Improvement, Dan Church, Tyler Hamann, Troy Harding, Tyler Hoch Dec 2017

Silicone Applicator Cleaning Improvement, Dan Church, Tyler Hamann, Troy Harding, Tyler Hoch

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

Silicone is curing inside the applicator tips due to process not being standardized. Due to silicone curing inside the tips, the employees are having to repeat the cleaning process resulting in added labor expenses.


Reducing Sound Levels Of Granulator At Orbis Corporation, Adam Joerger, Matt Blair, Micah Palmer, Michael Johnson, Michael Taylor Dec 2017

Reducing Sound Levels Of Granulator At Orbis Corporation, Adam Joerger, Matt Blair, Micah Palmer, Michael Johnson, Michael Taylor

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

The plastic granulation process at OrbisCorporation produces noise levels up to 114 decibels. The current noise level at the closest operator station from the grinder is 90 dB.Due to OSHA regulations, noise levels must be decreased to at or below 85 decibels at the nearest operator station.


Machining Fixture Design For Multi-Feature Weldment, Patrick Haight, Joshua Schaudt, Tyler Smith, Ryan Werner Dec 2017

Machining Fixture Design For Multi-Feature Weldment, Patrick Haight, Joshua Schaudt, Tyler Smith, Ryan Werner

TSM 415 Technology Capstone Posters

Current fixture for machining an OEM weldment is lacking robustness and ease of use. An improved machining fixture for use in a horizontal machining center is desired.