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Additive Manufacturing for Custom Design: Process and Evaluation and Cost Management

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

Start Date

June 15, 2019

End Date

October 19, 2019

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Mechanical Engineering Division Technical Session 2

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Mechanical Engineering

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Gaffar Barakat Gailani New York City College of Technology Orcid 16x16

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Dr. Gailani is an associate professor in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design Technology. Received his Ph.d in Mechanical Engineering from the City University of New York in 2009. His research work is focused on poroelasticity and its application in biomechanics, medical devices, and additive manufacturing. He has published many journal publications and one book.

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Angran Xiao New York City College of Technology Orcid 16x16

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Angran Xiao is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology, New York City College of Technology. His research interests include Engineering Design, CAD/CAM/CAE, Additive Manufacturing, and Robotics.

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Deborah Hecht City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center

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Deborah Hecht is the Director of the Center for Advanced Study in Education, at the CUNY Graduate Center. CASE is an educational research, evaluation and program development center that focuses on educational innovation particularly in STEM.

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Milushka Elbulok-Charcape The Graduate Center

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Custom devices are challenging in design and manufacturing cost and require more time to be made. Using Additive Manufacturing (AM) proved to be more suitable in reducing the cost and time regardless of the geometric complexity of the part to be made. AM transforms the way some products are made. These aspects made AM gain lots of momentum in the last decade. In this communication, we will show how to introduce students to advanced design concepts using AM and real life scenarios to make custom parts. Most of these custom products will address the challenges of the medical industry which is the largest one in the USA. Students will be exposed to different software packages and different design and fabrication techniques. The goal of this project is to illustrate the future of additive manufacturing technology, how to prepare students to become the future experts in this field, and to provide a model that can be adopted by academic institution. Survey for some of the main activities were conducted and evaluated.

Gailani, G. B., & Xiao, A., & Hecht, D., & Elbulok-Charcape, M. (2019, June), Additive Manufacturing for Custom Design: Process and Evaluation and Cost Management Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32038

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