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Art to Part - Engineering Technology

Art to Part Process

The following is an example of a student project that shows how an idea becomes a product. The project, making plastic bowling pins by blow molding, exemplifies one way our state-of-the-art facilities are used to teach students career-related tasks.

  1. An AutoCAD drawing was developed.

Bowling Pin Modeled AutoCAD


  1. The data was transferred to Unigraphics via IGES.

Toolpath Verification with Vericut


  1. The mold cavities were milled with a Cincinnati Milacron Sabre 500 CNC milling machine.

CNC with Sabre 500


  1. Finishing details were done on a Bridgeport milling machine.

Finished Blow Molding Mold


  1. The mold was mounted on an extrusion blow molder for producing plastic bowling pins.

Mold Mounted on Machine

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