From the top of Mount Awesome, a car was forged. A car as a symbol of hope and justice. A car that was made of pure gold, crafted by the minds of wisemen. As fast as the mighty eagle, as cunning as a wolf, and as strong as a bear. Every movie star wants our car, every racer want to ride it. It was inspired by the freedom of an eagle. I give you the AXSIUM.

Team 24: Fast Five

Concept Sketch

Concept Sketch

The concept sketch is provided by the Broughal “customers” and is the basis for the vehicle design. After some discussion and possible modification, the concept will be rendered as a CAD model by the Lehigh team members.

Vehicle Geometry

Vehicle Geometry

SolidWorks CAD rendering of the vehicle concept. The CAD geometry will be used to create the cavities in the injection mold plate inserts. Wheels and a color scheme have been added for show.

Mold Design

Mold Design

SolidWorks rendering of the mold inserts. The mold geometry includes the cavities for the vehicle plus the runners and gates which allow the polymer melt to flow into the cavity during molding. The larger holes in the corners of the molds will be used to secure the inserts to the mold base. The mold geometry is ready to be imported into the NX CAM software to create a set of toolpath instructions for machining.

Alumunum Mold

Alumunum Mold

The finished mold plates have been machined on the HAAS NC milling machine and are ready to be mounted in the injection molding machine. Note the small holes in the mold cavity. The holes will be fitted with ejector pins used to eject the cooled part from the cavity at the end of the molding process.

Race Vehicle

Race Vehicle

Finally, the car has been painted and the wheels have been attached. Weight may be added to the actual race vehicle to bring it up to the maximum weight limit of 40 grams. After that, the vehicle is ready for some trial runs on the practice track.

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