Robbie Engelhart, a senior in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, recently earned second place in the Mastercam Wildest Parts Competition. This is the fourth consecutive year a WSU student has placed in the top three.
By Erik Gomez, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
PULLMAN, Wash – Christian Ziruk, a mechanical engineering senior in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, recently earned first place in the Mastercam Wildest Parts Competition.
If you#re The Boeing Company, trying to build a plane to exact specifications, a thick layer of paint can be a big pain in the neck.Due to detailed specifications, a few extra paint strokes can cause the weight of a component to exceed its weight limit, which means workers have to dismantle the components, remove the paint, and redo it. The process takes days of extra work, costing the company plenty of time and money. Furthermore, dismantling components from the completed plane also creates the potential for breaking expensive parts. Currently, there is not an effective method of measuring very thin layers of paint on … » More …