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Development of a Web-based Rapid Prototyping and Product Design Course

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

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June 10, 2012

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June 10, 2012

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June 13, 2012



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Manufacturing Education for Emerging Technologies and Competitiveness

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25.458.1 - 25.458.10



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Yalcin M. Ertekin Drexel University

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Yalcin Ertekin received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Istanbul Technical University. He attended the Business School of Istanbul University and received a M.S. degree in production management. After working for Chrysler Truck Manufacturing Company in Turkey as a Project Engineer, he received dual M.S. degrees in engineering management and mechanical engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology (MS&T), formerly the University of Missouri, Rolla. He worked for Toyota Motor Corporation as a Quality Assurance Engineer for two years and lived in Toyota City, Japan. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from MS&T in 1999 while he worked as a Quality Engineer for Lumbee Enterprises in St. Louis, Mo. His first teaching position was at the Architectural and Manufacturing Sciences Department of Western Kentucky University. He was a faculty member at Trine University. He is currently teaching in the Engineering Technology program at Drexel University. His area of expertise is in CAD/CAM, computer numerical control (CNC) machining, rapid prototyping, and quality control. His research interest includes sensor based condition monitoring of CNC machining, machine tool accuracy characterization and enhancement, non-invasive surgical tool design, reverse engineering, and bio materials.

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Richard Chiou Drexel University

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Development of a Web-Based Rapid Prototyping and Product Design CourseAbstractThis paper presents development of an integrated web-based rapid prototyping and productdesign course in the online Master of Science degree in engineering technology core discipline.The topics are aligned with a current trend for rapid product realization and information-integrated product design systems in industry, which currently includes rapid prototypingcoupled with computer aided product design and development that provides zero-lead times inproduct conception and development. The main goal of the developed course is to simulate thisreal-life engineering development experience for our online graduate students who will work inteams to develop consumer products and at the end able to produce abs plastic prototypes usingweb-based remote log-in capability of the rapid prototyping machine. Hardware and softwarecomponents are integrated with prototyping methodologies to achieve maximum effectiveness inteaching web-based prototyping concepts in ET615-Rapid Prototyping and Product design. Thecourse includes theory and application of rapid prototyping technologies for new productconceiving, designing, manufacturing and testing. It also addresses the importance and examplesof product design modeling and virtual prototyping. A survey of modern tools of digitalprototyping and basics of solid modeling and Computer Aided Design-CAD technologies forprototyping are provided.

Ertekin, Y. M., & Chiou, R. (2012, June), Development of a Web-based Rapid Prototyping and Product Design Course Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21216

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