New donation furthers goal of hands-on learning at Machine Design Lab

Matthew Harte, Science & Technology Reporter • September 20, 2016 • Photo by Matthew Harte // matthew.harte@marquette.edu The Machine Design Lab in Engineering Hall received the invaluable donation of a 4-speed Chevrolet manual transmission from local Milwaukee company David’s 4 Speeds this August. Dr. Mark Nagurka, an associate professor of mechanical engineering, gave details about the transmission. “It was built specifically for us, kind of a 1970-era Chevrolet transmission,” Nagurka said. “It could’ve been a Camaro, but it was made for us so that it’s exposed and fully operable. It doesn’t have oil, you can see all the engagement of the teeth, you can set it in reverse, you can go through the speeds of the gears and see how the linkages of the gears work, and you can turn…


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