MS (Master of Science)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
J. Paul Sims
Keith V. Johnson, William K. Hemphill
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.
Thesis - Open Access
Linke, George William, "Innovative Design: Design of a Press System and Molds to Produce a Skateboard Deck." (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1399. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1399
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