THE DETAIL FABRICATION OF A CANDLE MOULDING MACHINE
CANDLE MOULDING MACHINE
The fabrication of this candle moulding machine was based on creative activity, which entailed integrated knowledge and application of material science, strength of material, property of material and elements of design. However, this project offered us the opportunity to use a great wealth of experience, intuition, ingenuity and aptitude-test to produce a system useful to the society.
Candle moulding machine is universally used for moulding candles stick which supplement light during darkness.
Precisely, appropriate cheaper materials were selected to suit the designed purpose which the cost analysis cleared explore the production cost involved.
Finally, in order to achieve our goal, more detailed information which defines the task were taken came of and most interestingly the materials are locally source, talking into consideration the properties of an ideal candle moulding machine indeed his candle moulding machine completes favorable with the standard product.
Dedicated to God Almighty and to every body that helped in the coming true of this dream.
If human kind can boast of anything than another in times of need, this little work is evidence of such assistance.
Our special gratitude goes to our supervisor Engr, UKWUEZE of the department of Mechanical Engineering IMT Enugu for his inspiration, advice and thorough supervisor of this work. Our sincere thanks is also due to the staff in the workshop for their earnest co-operation during the production, to Engr. Omeje, Engr. Aneke Okoloekwe and to all the members of staff of the department we are very grateful.
We are also greatly indebted to our Dear parents for their moral and financial support for the progress of the project and successful completion of the program in this great institute.
TABLE OF CONTENT
MODE OF OPERATION
TEATING AND EVALUATION
COST OF PRODUCTION
CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
LIST OF TABLE
TECHNICAL BILL OF OPERATION
1 SEQUENCE OF OPERATION
2 COSTING SCHEDULE
A MATERIAL COST ESTIMATE
B MACHINE COST ANALYSIS
C LABOUR COST
Candle molding machine is universally used for molding candlestick, which supplement light during darkness. Since man is endowed with the gift of sight and to make use of it in darkness a light source is required and the attempt made to aid man in his shortcoming leads to the production of a candle-molding machine had undergone series of modification in order to meet the standard and requirements. The recorded first candle-molding machine was made of iron bars, welded flat to four by four stands and covered with jute materials. Due to the integration of certain properties this was replaced with hard wood, but hard wood could not stand the test of time due to wear and lack of other desirable properties.
Eventually, light mild steel iron pipes of different diametre were used with raypia but all this could not get to the major requirement of the machine
To ease production and to save cost. Most of the technical inventions were concentrated to arrest technological and human constraints as well aesthetic sensibility. However, the introduction of Aluminum pipe (Duraluminum) ie alloy of aluminum, copper, magnesium and manganese brought a lot of designs and reliability as well as ease of manufacture. More so, the jute materials was replaced with Tarpautin or twine. The first candle moulding machine can now be found in museum for technological research in Paris, city of France and Manchester laboratory in England.
Based on this, we fabricated a portable candle moulding machine which is influenced by a number of factors ranging from cost of finished product, low scale production, ease of manufacture more do the product which must correspond to specifications in the design process of this sort, the mechanical properties of the materials used were taken into consideration such as weld ability, strength, portability and impact resistance according to functional requirement.