Design and Manufacturing Clinic
Emerson Climate Technologies (formerly Copeland Corporation) continues to play a major role in the Design and Manufacturing Clinic.
In 1996, the Clinic was formed thanks largely to a grant from Emerson Climate Technologies. With support from industries in the community; the students tackle real-life projects and problems. They learn the steps in the product realization process and how to effectively apply them. Additionally, students learn teamwork and the importance of setting and meeting commitments. They also experience making presentations to large groups.
The Design and Manufacturing Clinic at the University of Dayton has gained national recognition as being on the cutting edge of engineering education. We gain new sponsors each year while continuing to recruit projects from our traditional clients and sponsors. Our project sponsors include: Emerson Climate Technologies, Ethicon, GE, P&G, Cornerstone Research, Hobart, Honda, Melink, Standard Register, Inteva Products, Rolls Royce Energy Systems, and Norwood Medical.
"The team was great . . . very prepared to do the necessary engineering. They communicated and presented their findings well. Their results will help me to develop a product with significant impact. —Brendan O'Grady, University of Dayton Alumnus and Project Sponsor
- new ideas for projects submitted by students and faculty that meet the Catholic, Marianist mission of the University
- collaborations with student organizations supporting community issues (e.g., Children's Hospital)
- collaborations with international programs (e.g., ETHOS)
- innovation and entrepreneurship focus on new products for entrepreneurs and industry
- student-led teams that design test fixtures, electrical and computer systems, and manufacturing work cells
- manufacturing process improvements
- ergonomic studies (NIOSH) of existing, modified or new processes and designs