Mech. Eng. and Nursing Co-Develop Vacuum Mold Gripper

“The arm enables our client to pick up dropped objects from the floor whereas before she had to wait for someone to help her.  This reduces tripping hazards and helps our client keep her home clean. We chose 3-D printing for the object because of its speed, cost, and simplicity to manufacture.  No off-the-shelf item could be found that fit our application,” Jennifer Black.  

Students: Jennifer Black, Devin Carroll, Robert Daly, Aimee Gonclaves, and Anna Russell
Project:  Vacuum Mold Gripper “The Yankees Wayfarer”, 
Course:  MIE 415 Design of Mechanical Systems – Mechanical Engineering in Collaboration with the College of Nursing

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