Solitary lift : redesigning the base and tilter modules to meet customer needs
Author(s)Vasquez, Elliot B. (Elliot Benjamin), 1982-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
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A theoretical investigation towards the redesign of the base and the tilting module of the Solitary Lift prototype improved the machine with a weight reduction of 5.731bs. Besides lighter weight, the other criteria used to measure improvement were speed, ease of use, and durability. In these areas this iteration of the prototype increased the speed to raise the tilter by 25 seconds, replaced a complicated locking mechanism with a familiar sleeve lock found on folding tables, and considered the substitution of plastic materials for aluminum in the structure.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2004.Includes bibliographical references (p. 21).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology