Treadplate Design Challenge

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Caterpillar Inc.
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The coefficient of friction of the tread pattern will be the same or better than the Caterpillar high traction tread pattern. The coefficient of friction will be measured under the following three surface conditions: dry, oily, and muddy.

The cost to produce the tread pattern will be the same or less than the Caterpillar preferred tread pattern.

The manufacturing process required to produce the tread pattern must be a common process that is widely available in the global market (specifically in the US and Southeast Asia).

The tread pattern must be painted per Caterpillar standards.

The walkway that utilizes this tread pattern must meet all Caterpillar defined frequency and stress related design targets.

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