WDT students team up with local inventors
Students at Western Dakota Tech helped local inventors create a machine for their product.
Students had a design process in class where they all came up with ideas, compared them and chose the best one.
Five students worked on the project form start to finish, taking about a month and a half.
The machine bends the product to get it into the correct form.
All of this work was to create an opportunity for students to get real world experience.
"Here guys, design a machine that will make this. That's what I was going for, just to get the kids an opportunity," local inventor Kevin Weishaar said.
"Get that group working together. It's a real world application because a lot of us already have jobs and that's what we do in our real jobs. We work as a team to design and build things. So, it's a great real world application," Western Dakota Tech senior Michael Severin said.
Rather than individual senior projects, these students teamed up to use this as their final project.
Weishaar credits his business partner Reece Clarckson for doing the hard work of getting the product patented.