2017-2018 Capstone Project Presentations & Design Critique

IYRS students, staff and faculty gathered for the final day of the Digital Modeling & Fabricaton program, where students presented their capstone project processes end-to-end, sharing design and manufacturing challenges & successes along the way, and ultimately presenting all they learned through the process of conceptualizing, designing and prototyping a product.


Following the presentations, students immediately went off to fulfill the final 150 hours of the program through an off-site externship. Students worked throughout the semester with the Career Development department to research and identify companies of interest who may help them apply their learning in a professional environment. IYRS is grateful and appreciative of the following companies who are currently hosting IYRS students on externship.

Clear Carbon & Components Inc.

Manufacturer of high end composite products and components in Bristol, RI USA. Clear Carbon and Components (C3) has diverse client base servicing industries such as military, medical, alternative energy, transportation, musical and consumer products. The company specializes in creating feature components for other manufacturers and wholesale distributors. they service their customers on time, in spec and on budget. It uses its expertise with a wide range of materials and fabricating techniques such as pre-preg, vacuum bag, compression molding, vacuum infusion, VARTM and Contoured Pultrusion Process (CPP) to create complex 3D forms.

Source: http://www.jeccomposites.com/directory/clear-carbon-and-components-inc

East Bay Manufacturing

Founded in 1960, EBM was strictly a machine shop. Over time, it evolved into a precision products manufacturing facility. We are committed to supplying precision components that fully satisfy our customer’s requirements. It all starts with negotiating a purchase order with our customer. We then manufacture a complete product from fabrication all the way to packing and shipping. If our customer is concerned about inventory costs, we will work with them by establishing sales agreement purchase orders. We utilize the “Just-In Time” (JIT) system for customers’ ever-changing demands. EBM will produce and stock finished products, releasing them as needed within days, not weeks.

Source: https://eastbaymfg.com/manufacturing-company/


Hasbro is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past seven years.

Source: https://hasbro.gcs-web.com/corporate


Kineteks LLC is a Rhode Island based company serving the life sciences industry. Established in 1999 by the current owner and president John Mills, our mission is the design, engineering and manufacturing support of companies or individuals involved in the creation and production of medical products. Our primary focus is device related biotechnology and we are well-versed in the areas of: concept creation and refinement, prototype fabrication and testing, manufacturing process development, and manufacturing for product evaluation, initial clinical trials and beyond.

Source: http://www.kineteks.com/

RI Water Jet

RI Water Jet is a professional machine shop specializing in fast turn “Just In Time” solutions for manufacturing needs. RI Water Jet has over 30 years of experience with CAD/CAM and machine tool programming. Services include CNC Waterjet Cutting, Design, Welding and Assembly, CNC Turning, CNC Waterjet Signs, and CNC Milling, serving the Marine, Aircraft, Medical and Automotive Industries.

Source: http://riwaterjet.com/

Rhode Island Mobile Maker Lab

Powered by IYRS, Polaris MEP, Rhode Island College, RI Commerce Corp & RI Department of Labor and Training, the Mobile Maker Lab provides students, educators, manufacturers & others access to the latest in advanced manufacturing & automation technologies. Traveling throughout the State, the laboratory promotes experiential learning, workplace innovations & statewide collaboration by targeting high schools, after school programs and other organizations interested in workforce development & STEAM related industries.

Source: https://www.rimakerlab.com/