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OMAX Corporation Helps Judge Future Inventions

Aerospace Manufacturing and Design

OMAX Corporation recently served as one of the highly influential guest judges at Georgia Institute of Technology's latest Capstone Design Expo, a culmination of 40 mechanical and biomedical student projects from the school's mechanical engineering senior design course.

"The Capstone Design Expo is a great opportunity for student teams to showcase the hard work and creativity they've put into their semester-long projects for outside sponsors," says Craig Forest, assistant professor at Georgia Tech in the GW Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. "As part of the expo, the school uses an esteemed group of judges to help select the three most innovative, useful and market-worthy projects."

Each team consisted of four to five students who worked together to define their project, perform research, develop a design and then fabricate, test and refine their prototypes - all under the tutelage of faculty and external sponsors or mentors. In the past, student teams have worked on commercial projects for Delta Air Lines and Coca-Cola.

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