2021 Engineering Design Conference - GVSU School of Engineering Team 10

Team 10: GVSU School of Engineering - Project: Cold Rolling Mill

Project Abstract

The focus of this project was the design and construction of a cold rolling mill for use by Grand Valley State University engineering students, faculty and staff. The primary function of the cold rolling mill would be to allow students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with cold rolling processes. Knowledge and skills acquired from multiple GVSU engineering courses contributed to the design process, analysis, verification, and construction of the cold rolling mill. The project served as an accurate representation of what would be expected of an engineer, and was critical in preparing the team for careers in their respective fields.

Team Members

Austin Blumenthal

Nicholas Erickson

Nicholas Fiore

Andrew Mitchell

Trey Phifer

Michael Verwys

Faculty Advisors

Prof. Philip Hittepole


Our mission is to prepare students to meet the challenges of the modern world as engineering professionals who have the potential to become innovative leaders We fulfill our mission with a curriculum that is firmly based in the theoretical foundation of science and mathematics in application to real-world problems. The curriculum also provides for experiences in engineering design, analysis, and professional practice. Students develop technical competency through course and laboratory work, project work, and the co-operative education experience in industry or in research. Our mission is realized by a shared commitment to continual improvement, scholarship and research, and refinement through critical review. Such review requires both close contact with current engineering practice and a commitment to liberal education that enhances the practice of engineering in global societies through a deep understanding of the human condition and the relationship of engineering practice to the natural environment.


GVSU’s School of Engineering aspires to be a premier education-oriented engineering school focused on applied engineering practice that is informed by research and scholarship.

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