Publication Date

Fall 2016

Document Type

Final Report

Problem Statement

Fruits with pits in them have been cumbersome to eat due to the delicate quality of the fruit and the rigid structure of the pits that must be removed. Many types of pitters already exist, but any are for small pits such as cherries and olives or involve to much manual action. This pitter will remove the pit out of multiple types of fruit while holding the fruit in a manner that does not damage the fruit. This projected was initiated by Rachel Venn, an engineering student at Washington University in St. Louis, who took a pole amongst family and friends to discover that a multi-fruit pitter is the next necessary kitchen gadget invention. We anticipate this product to be beneficial to the everyday domestic kitchen user by having to do less manual work, removing the pit without waste, and having less damage to the fruit.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)