Throat Model


This purpose of this project was to determine a method for manufacturing the Alberta Idealized Throat model developed by and used for research at the Aerosol Research Lab of Alberta at the Universiy of Alberta.

The model features an overhanging section of epiglottis that is challenging to machine using standard methods. I worked closely with the shop machinists to design the tooling and methods to machine the complex geometry using an electrical discharge machine with CNC machined electrodes.

My Tasks

  • Design machining tools and methods using Pro/E
  • Generate models for CNC
  • Machinist support