Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-12-2023

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis



First Advisor

Eddie Carr

Second Advisor

Mike Gill

Third Advisor

Jack McClurg

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This project sought to demonstrate the process of bringing a new product into the market, from the initial design and prototyping stage to marketing and, ultimately, mass production. As part of the curriculum of The Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME), the project team manufactured fifteen Pour-Over Coffee Stands with electric heating components. We first created a 3D model of the proposed design, ensuring that all components fit together in an assembly. Next, we worked with the lab technicians to create a prototype of the product. Then, we refined the manufacturing process to eliminate waste where possible. Throughout the project, we also kept track of financials and discussed marketing strategies to ensure that this would be a profitable venture. This project was the culmination of the past four years at the CME—solidifying my knowledge in engineering, business, and accountancy.

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