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Board # 127 : MAKER: 3D Pen Utilization in 3D Printing Practices

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

Make It!

Tagged Division

Manufacturing

Page Count

5

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https://peer.asee.org/27723

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129

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Astrit Imeri Tennessee Technological University

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Mr. Astrit Imeri is a Masters 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 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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Nicholas Russell Tennessee Technological University

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Mr. Nick Russell is a senior in Mechanical Engineering at Tennessee Tech University. He is currently working as an undergraduate research assistant in the additive manufacturing laboratory under Dr. Fidan. Nick is the student trustee on the Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees and is formally the Tennessee Board of Regents Student Regent. He is also the recipient of the 2017 Rising Renaissance Engineer Spectrum Award. Nick enjoys spending time with his family and trading stocks in his free time.

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James Reed Rust Tennessee Technological University

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Mr. Reed Rust is a senior in Manufacturing Engineering Technology at Tennessee Tech University. He is currently working as an undergraduate research assistant in the additive manufacturing laboratory under Dr. Fidan. He is also the build team director for the TTU Motorsports Formula SAE team. Reed is also the recipient of the 2017 Rising Renaissance Engineer Spectrum Award. He enjoys spending his time working in the machine shop and working on cars.

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Serhat Sahin Tennessee Technological University

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Mr. Sahin is a Computer Science Master of Science student and graduate research assistant at TTU’s Center for Manufacturing Research under Dr. Fidan's supervisory. His current research is on Additive Manufacturing security vulnerabilities. Before joining Tennessee Tech, Mr. Sahin worked as a researcher on security and speech processing related projects at The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. He has a BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bosphorus University, Turkey.

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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 and College of Engineering-Faculty Fellow in Innovation and Techno-Entrepreneurship 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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Hugh Jack P.E. Western Carolina University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-4299-8561

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Abstract

During the 2017 Engineering-a-Future activities at Tennessee Tech University, a set of 3D Pen activities has been organized for the female Middle School Students (5th and 6th grades) so that they learn more about the engineering fields and their practices in daily life. Various Additive Manufacturing technologies have been presented to students, and students have toured the lab facilities. During the 45-minute timeframe, students were grouped and constructed 3D art objects (butterfly, necklace, bird, and glasses) using the available 3D Pens. It was observed that the students had high enthusiasm about the new technology. This study will present the utilization of 3D Printing Pens in various practices, and report the current advantageous and disadvantageous of 3D Pen exercises detected through recent studies.

Imeri, A., & Russell, N., & Rust, J. R., & Sahin, S., & Fidan, I., & Jack, H. (2017, June), Board # 127 : MAKER: 3D Pen Utilization in 3D Printing Practices Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27723

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