Department - Author 1

Industrial Technology

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Industrial Technology



Primary Advisor

Louis Tornatsky


Barrel Service Company, a southern California machine shop, is looking to start making machined aluminum fly-fishing reels. There is a well-established market for this product and Barrel’s offering, the Aspen RE-1046, is intended to break into the low- and mid-range segments. While the product and process development work is being done in-house and progressing steadily, the company has a need to improve its packaging of the product. The solution outlined in this report is a durable, reusable case that is intended to be used by the end user for years after the product has been purchased. This package is therefore a product in itself, and is intended to add value to the client’s product and potentially even provide opportunities for a spinoff.