Design, manufacture, & testing a heavy gauge steel tube rolling machine

UROP Project Title: Design, manufacture, & testing a heavy gauge steel tube rolling machine

Term UROP is offered: Fall 2020

Compensation: Paid ($13.50/hr) or credit

Location: On-campus (Cambridge)

Contact: Jack Whipple


Project Description

Welded steel round tube over ~75mm outside diameter is rather expensive to purchase, especially if the user only needs a few hundred mm of length. Typical sheet metal slip rolls work with material up to only ~1.5mm thickness of material, or are very large, heavy, and expensive machines.

Student(s) will design, manufacture, and test a machine that will roll heavy gauge (3-6mm) steel.

Prerequisites

CAD, Solidworks preferred, MIG welding, measurement and instrumentation, beam/plate bending or Calc/Diff eq.

Compensation

This is a paid UROP opportunity at $13.50/hour with an expectation that the student will spend between 80-140 hours on the project over the course of the semester.

Apply by September 25, 2020

If interested in applying, please contact: Jack Whipple, MIT D-Lab Workshop Manager


Link to opportunity on the MIT UROP site