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A Comparative Study on Affordable Photogrammetry Tools

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

Virtual Reality, Simulation, and Optimization of Manufacturing

Tagged Division

Manufacturing

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

8

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https://peer.asee.org/29663

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25

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John Fraley Tennessee Technological University

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Mr. John Fraley is a Manufacturing and Engineering Technology undergraduate student at Tennessee Technological University. He has a degree in Mechanical Drafting from Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Shelbyville. He is a member of TTU's Formula SAE team and an undergraduate research assistant for Dr. Ismail Fidan. John's strong CAD and Fabrication skills have helped him play active roles in FSAE and SME at Tennessee Technological University

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Astrit Imeri Tennessee Technological University

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Mr. Astrit Imeri is a PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Tennessee Tech University. He is currently working as a graduate research assistant in the Center for Manufacturing Research under Dr. Fidan. Astrit has a MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University and a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU). He is currently member of SME and Vice President of the Tennessee Tech University SME student chapter.

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Ismail Fidan Tennessee Technological University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-4233-1049

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Currently, Dr. Fidan serves as a Professor of the Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Technology at Tennessee Technological University. His research and teaching interests are in additive manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, distance learning, and STEM education. Dr. Fidan is a member and active participant of SME, ASEE, ABET, ASME, and IEEE. He is also the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology and International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing.

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Magesh Chandramouli Purdue University Northwest

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Dr. Chandramouli is an Associate Professor of Computer Graphics Technology in Purdue University Northwest. Dr. Chandramouli has been invited to deliver keynote speeches and guest lectures in various countries around the world. Formerly a Frederick Andrews Fellow at Purdue University, West Lafayette, he completed his doctoral studies from the Department of Computer Graphics Technology. He has received federal, regional, and international grants for his work.

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Abstract

The objective of the Project MANEUVER (Manufacturing Education Using Virtual Environment Resources) is to develop an affordable virtual reality (VR) framework to address the imminent demand for well-trained digital manufacturing (DM) professionals. One important part of Project MANEUVER involves studying, evaluating, and identifying cost-efficient ways to generate 3D solid models for use in VR frameworks. To this end, this paper explains the research effort to find alternative ways so that 3D solid model could easily be generated without using any costly 3D scanning technology. In this study, the project team identified two software tools that could help the manufacturing professionals and educators generate a solid model of several parts. These two software tools namely, Qlone and 3DF Zephyr Free were selected for this study based on factors such as ease-of-use, cost-effectiveness, and the cognitive load on users. Using case-studies these two software tools were used to generate 3D solid models and prototypes. Finally, their pros and cons collected throughout this study were reported.

Fraley, J., & Imeri, A., & Fidan, I., & Chandramouli, M. (2018, June), A Comparative Study on Affordable Photogrammetry Tools Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/29663

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