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Flexible Assembly Systems, in partnership with the University of California, Davis College of Engineering, provides ongoing engineering design projects for student experience. See below for example projects and associated resources:

Proposed Student Image Design Scope of Project
Drum Brake Manipulator image A mechanical manipulator arm, utilizing electric power, was designed by UC Davis engineering students for a pick and place operation. The manipulator picked up the drum brake from a gravity roller conveyor, oriented, aligned and placed it on the axle for a worker to bolt in place. The design was intended to be used by a single operator with the total time of assembly to be approximately one and a half minutes. Ultimately, the aim of this manipulator arm was to improve ergonomics of the process, and increase productivity and safety in the assembly of the brake drums to the axle.
Student Participants Associated Media and Files
Participants included the following
UC Davis engineering program Seniors:

Chris Adams
Alex Bakos
Ryan Flavell
Leo Gomez

PDF Final project

DocPreliminary Design Document

pptPreliminary Design Powerpoint

Please visit the UC Davis College of Engineering for additional information.
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