Publication Date

Fall 2014

Document Type

Final Report

Embargo Date


Problem Statement

Design an adjustable mechanical clutch screwdriver suitable for driving Orthopedic Screws into bones. The clutch would prevent over tightening and damaging bone material. The prototype design must demonstrate the function and ergonomics of the device and it must be suitable for modification into a medical device. Specify material changes and design details that would be needed for the ultimate production model.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)