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I E 348 Final Projects – Spring 2022

A metal coat rack with the letter ISU

Students in I E 348: Solidification Processes had some fun as they ended the semester with a Design-Cut-Weld project. The students needed to design an object in CAD that utilized the two-foot square piece of steel that they were given. They then used a CNC plasma cutter to cut out the components and welded the parts together. Students crafted everything from landmarks and animals to airplanes and even Star Wars spaceships.

“The students really did a great job this semester,” said Frank Peters, C. G. “Turk” and Joyce A. Therkildsen Professor and course instructor. “Also, credit to our TAs and tech staff who supported the students throughout the process. I am always impressed with the ingenuity of our Cyclone Engineers!”

Check out some of these designs they came up with: