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ME students place third at IMechE Design Competition

A team of four Mechanical Engineering students (Tse Wai Yin , Tsang Tsz Fung, Hui Yuk Lin and Lei Un Kei), led by Ir KK Lo, Engineer of the Department, has won the Second Runner-up at the 3rd IMechE Greater China Design Competition  held at the South China University of Technology in Guangzhou.

The topic this year is Material Transporter.  Contestants were requested to design a prototype system that to be used to transport a granular material up and down a stair setup and empty as much material as possible into a receiving container within 10 minutes time limit.

The selection criteria included design innovation, design methodology, potentials for commercialisation , technical performance of the device prototype, as well as the presentation skills of the contestants.

Nine contesting teams representing The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, IVE, University of Macau and South China University of Technology presented their designed Material Transporters to the panel of judges.