Title

ASTS Frame

Document Type

Creative works or constructive object presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

18-5-2020

Abstract

The automotive industry has been an industry of many breakthroughs in technology and mechanical systems over the course of its history. But in one area, its innovation has slowed. That is in the area of the short throw shifter. All aftermarket short throw shifters are currently one dimensional. No adjustability, no ability to finetune to one’s personal desire. The goal of this project is to create a short throw shifter frame that is easier/faster to install, as well as allow for full adjustability of the shifter from inside the car. This frame design uses mostly 6061-T6 aluminum, along with some 1020 low carbon steel. Both of these materials are low cost, while maintaining strength and rigidity. Once the design was set, stress and strain calculations were made to insure the frame would hold up in the real world. The manufacturing process was then implemented to create all the individual parts of the assembly. Some of the manufacturing methods used included: CNC mill, manual lathe, and CNC plasma cutter. The testing for this project consisted of a strength test, a corrosion test, and a install test. The results show a frame that has the same strength(50lbsf) and corrosion resistance(1 year) as the stock frame, as well as a 50% faster time of install. All this was done well increasing ease of installation, and creating room to allow for full adjustability of the shifter.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Craig Johnson

Department/Program

Engineering, Technologies, Safety & Construction

Additional Mentoring Department

https://cwu.studentopportunitycenter.com/2020/04/asts-frame/

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May 18th, 12:00 PM

ASTS Frame

Ellensburg

The automotive industry has been an industry of many breakthroughs in technology and mechanical systems over the course of its history. But in one area, its innovation has slowed. That is in the area of the short throw shifter. All aftermarket short throw shifters are currently one dimensional. No adjustability, no ability to finetune to one’s personal desire. The goal of this project is to create a short throw shifter frame that is easier/faster to install, as well as allow for full adjustability of the shifter from inside the car. This frame design uses mostly 6061-T6 aluminum, along with some 1020 low carbon steel. Both of these materials are low cost, while maintaining strength and rigidity. Once the design was set, stress and strain calculations were made to insure the frame would hold up in the real world. The manufacturing process was then implemented to create all the individual parts of the assembly. Some of the manufacturing methods used included: CNC mill, manual lathe, and CNC plasma cutter. The testing for this project consisted of a strength test, a corrosion test, and a install test. The results show a frame that has the same strength(50lbsf) and corrosion resistance(1 year) as the stock frame, as well as a 50% faster time of install. All this was done well increasing ease of installation, and creating room to allow for full adjustability of the shifter.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2020/CEPS/15