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Candy Manufacturing System

August 13th, 2013

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When an entrepreneur came to the AMC and needed help developing a manufacturing process for a unique type of candy necklace, we were happy to help. This candy necklace was previously being made by hand, which took over half an hour to produce only one. After using the work station the AMC developed, one candy necklace could be made in about two minutes which increased productivity by 15x.  Do you have a sweet idea like this one but need help making it a reality? Contact the AMC at amc@maine.edu today and find out what we can do for you!

 

Retrofit Compressor Heads developed at the AMC

August 1st, 2013

High Performance Compressor Heads

 

 

These refrigeration compressor heads are an integral part of a proprietary retrofit system that is designed to increase refrigeration cycle capacity and decrease compressor load, reducing the power draw of the system by 30%.  By providing more work at less cost for systems already in the field, this client will be able to reach a larger market than new, more complex, and more expensive replacement systems will.

DeepCWind 1:50 Scale Wind Blade Mold designed and manufactured at AMC

August 1st, 2013

1:50th Scale Wind Blade Mold

 

 

The AMC worked with the Advanced Structures and Composites Center,  to develop and manufacture this aluminum mold.  The blade profile is 48 inches long and has over 14 degrees of twist along it’s axis.  The mold withstands over 21,000 lbs of internal forces from an inflatable bladder that forms the composite material into a hollow blade.

 

Forged Composite Safety Shoe Inserts developed at the AMC

August 1st, 2013

Composite Toe Cap Development

 

 

Falcon Performance Footwear partnered with the AMC and the AEWC to develop a composite toe cap for military, fire, and police boot applications.  This high-tech protective insert is a fraction of the weight of traditional steel toe caps and meets all of the same ASTM safety requirements.  This toe cap will be produced here in Maine and will create a new market for Falcon.