UW-Stout engineering students help automate box frame production
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
At the L.E. Phillips Career Development Center near downtown Eau Claire, about 275 employees make dozens of products and provide services in 10 departments.
Thanks to a project with School of Engineering students at University of Wisconsin-Stout, the center’s woodworking department soon will have a better way to make one of those products — box frames for queen-size beds.
Over the past 18 months, three groups of UW-Stout students have designed, built and automated a system that will be safer for employees and could help CDC produce about twice as many box frames a day.