Manufacturing Process

 

Our drawing package for the manufacturing of our selected concept can be found on our Timeline & Archive page under Second Semester Documents. Below are some selected photos of the manufacturing process of our complete system.

Impulse Blades

Material - Low-Carbon Steel
Manufacturing time: ~25 hours each
Video of Manufacturing: LINK

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Turbine Housings

Material - Aluminum
Manufacturing Time: ~6 hours each

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Heater Housing

Material - Aluminum Stock
Manufacturing Time: ~2 hours
Welder: Sam Wos

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Regenerator Housing

Material: Aluminum Sheet Metal
Manufacturing Time: ~1 hour
Welder: Sam Wos

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Heat Exchanger

Material: Aluminum Sheet Metal
Manufacturing Time: ~1 hour
Welder: Sam Wos

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System Integration

The integration stage of our manufactured components into the complete system are as follows:

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This is the final working integrated system.