Dana Canada Corporation, Thermal Products - Long Manufacturing Division (Dana Long), is a global leader in the design, engineering, and manufacture of value added thermal products and systems for automotive, commercial, and off highway vehicles. Dana Long’s Fuel Cell Products Group designs heat exchange solutions for use in the emerging fuel cell industry, and creates and tests prototypes of these designs to verify their function and manufacturability. Corey Asadoorian, a University of Waterloo engineering co-op student employed by Dana Long, was asked to design a faster and more accurate notching machine to assist in the manufacture of prototype heat exchangers.
The main expected learning outcome is for students to practice design synthesis. It is intended that the case study be open-ended, where students will need to move through the engineering design process, and conceptualize adequate solutions based on their identified requirements.