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dc.contributor.supervisor Labossiere, Paul (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) en_US
dc.contributor.author Stewart, Duncan
dc.contributor.author Roehl, David
dc.contributor.author Lagunera, Matthew
dc.contributor.author El-Sayed, Mohammed
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-17T15:48:29Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-17T15:48:29Z
dc.date.issued 2013-12-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/35584
dc.description.abstract AmbuTech Inc. is a Winnipeg based company that produces high-­quality mobility products for the blind and visually impaired. The mobility canes currently produced are wrapped in 3M white reflective tape, which acts as a reflective coating for the cane. The 3M tape is extremely susceptible to abrasion, and canes lifetimes can be as short as two months because of the deterioration of the reflective tape. M2D2 Consulting Group has been tasked with designing a new reflective coating to replace the 3M white reflective tape, and developing reflectivity and durability testing methods and procedures that would be used on various cane coating materials. M2D2 is also responsible for recommending a final application process and cell for the new alternative cane coating or coatings. The testing methods and procedures were developed before the selection of the cane coating, as there were no test methods in place to determine a material’s reflectivity or durability prior to the start of this project. The reflectivity test used a photocell ‘eye’, which we can use to determine the amount of light hitting the ‘eye’. By shining a light on a test sample, we determined the reflectivity of the test sample. The durability test used the reflectivity test to describe a material’s durability in terms of loss of reflectivity. Once the initial reflectivity of a material was determined, the sample was abraded for a set amount of time, and then the sample’s newly abraded reflectivity was found. The percent difference between to two reflectivity values described how durable the material was. The reflectivity and durability tests were then used to determine the reflectivity and durability of the 3M white reflective tape, which we used as the baseline material. We then compared the 3M tape to seven other design materials: mirror film, shrink-­?wrap over 3M white tape, reflective aerosol spray (Sphere Brite) on white paint, airport quality glass beads on white paint, standard highway glass beads on white paint, powdered glass beads on white paint, and a cage over 3M white tape. The design materials were evaluated based on their weight, reflectivity, durability, and cost. During the […] en_US
dc.description.sponsorship AmbuTech Inc. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.title Reflective Coating Process and Cell Design en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/report
dc.degree.discipline Mechanical Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Ojo, Olanrewaju (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) en_US
dc.degree.level Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) en_US


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