Hammer Prototyping - Back to Basics

Divulged in the basics of manufacturing, Purdue Mechanical Engineering students strive to improve the design of a 21-century icon — the hammer.

“They introduced all sorts of teaching moments to the hammer project,” said John Wheeler, machinist at Purdue . “Learning something about threads, how to use a tap, running the die, making a knurled handle on the lathe... these are things that students previously had never seen before.”