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BYOE: Using 3D Pens for Enhancement and Rework of 3D-Printed Parts

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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

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June 14, 2015

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June 17, 2015





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Division Experimentation & Lab-Oriented Studies: Bring-Your-Own-Experiments 1

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Division Experimentation & Lab-Oriented Studies

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26.317.1 - 26.317.12



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Nebojsa I Jaksic Colorado State University - Pueblo Orcid 16x16

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NEBOJSA I. JAKSIC earned the Dipl. Ing. degree in electrical engineering from Belgrade University (1984), then the M.S. in electrical engineering (1988), the M.S. in industrial engineering (1992), and the Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the Ohio State University (2000). He is currently a Professor at Colorado State University-Pueblo teaching robotics and automation courses. Dr. Jaksic has over 60 publications and holds two patents. Dr. Jaksic's interests include robotics, automation, and nanotechnology engineering education and research. He is a licensed PE and a member of ASEE, IEEE, and SME.

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BYOE: Using 3D Pens for Enhancement and Rework of 3D-Printed PartsAbstract Experimentation with physical models is a well-documented advantage of engineeringeducation as justified by the Kolb’s experiential learning cycle theory. The 3D-printingtechnology is at a stage of enabling student designers in creating quick, inexpensive andfunctional design iterations in support of experimentation in engineering education. However,more complicated designs and/or assemblies sometimes fail to print correctly.This work demonstrates a new device, a 3D pen. The device is used in (1) correcting some printflaws that can be corrected by adding material, (2) for “welding” the ABS or PLA plastic partstogether, (3) for personalizing and decorating 3D printed objects, or (4) for creating free-hand 3Dplastic objects. For each one of these processes, an appropriate example with instructions will beprovided in the full paper. During the demonstration, three 3D pens (from differentmanufacturers) will be used on appropriate 3D objects to show the abovementioned processes.

Jaksic, N. I. (2015, June), BYOE: Using 3D Pens for Enhancement and Rework of 3D-Printed Parts Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23656

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