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Cyber Based Layer Manufacturing with an On-line Testing System

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

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June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013



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Simulation and Programming

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23.361.1 - 23.361.19



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Tzu-Liang Bill Tseng University of Texas, El Paso

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Tzu-Liang (Bill) Tseng is an associate professor of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering at University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He received his M.S. degree in Decision Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering at University of Iowa. His research focuses on the computational intelligence, data mining, bio-informatics and advanced manufacturing. Dr. Tseng published in many refereed journals such as IEEE Transactions, IIE Transaction, Journal of Manufacturing Systems and others. He has been serving as a principle investigator of many research projects, funded by NSF, NASA, DoEd, and KSEF. He is currently serving as an editor of Journal of Computer Standards & Interfaces.

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Richard Chiou Drexel University (Eng.)

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Paras Mandal University of Texas, El Paso

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Carlos Alejandro Garcia

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Natalia V Espino UTEP

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Zhonghua Hu

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David Ricardo Romo

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Monica I. Corella University of Texas, El Paso

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Cyber Based Layer Manufacturing with an On-line Testing System Tzu-Liang Bill Tseng, Richard Chiou, Paras MandalThe objective of this paper is to introduce, implement, and further enhance engineeringeducation in cyber-based layer manufacturing using an on-line testing system within theestablished programs of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering and MechanicalEngineering at the University of Texas at El Paso. This paper describes a state-of-the-art virtualrapid prototyping simulator in 3D environment and an on-line testing system. The purpose of thevirtual RP simulator is allowing the users to learn how to operate the Fused Deposition Modeling(FDM) 3000 machine in a virtual environment while the goal of the on-line testing system is toenhance student learning and hand-on skills when the instructor is not available. The paper alsoaims at developing an effective learning model to facilitate student’s learning in layermanufacturing. Student learning from both real and virtual environment and with and without thesupport from the on-line testing system are evaluated and discussed in this paper.

Tseng, T. B., & Chiou, R., & Mandal, P., & Garcia, C. A., & Espino, N. V., & Hu, Z., & Romo, D. R., & Corella, M. I. (2013, June), Cyber Based Layer Manufacturing with an On-line Testing System Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--19375

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