Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Technology

Date of Award

12-2011

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

J. Paul Sims

Committee Members

Keith V. Johnson, William K. Hemphill

Abstract

Skateboarding is a passion for many people. Homemade skateboard machinery has been fabricated throughout the country. While the demand for skateboards is steady; there is a steady growth in the homemade skateboard deck market. The desire to create a one of a kind deck that expresses a person's individualism is growing. This applied research and development effort - designing and fabricating a fluid powered press system and 2-part mold assembly for forming glue up laminations for skateboard decks - is an attempt to gain understanding of the different phases of the product design process.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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Manufacturing Commons

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