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Dynamic Balancing System with 3D-Printed Components

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2017 Mid-Atlantic Section Fall Conference


Penn State University - Berks Campus - Reading, Pennsylvania

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October 6, 2017

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October 6, 2017

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October 7, 2017

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Mid Atlantic Papers

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James J. Scire Jr. New York Institute of Technology

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Dr. Scire is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). He received his bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and his masters and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University. After completing his Ph.D., Dr. Scire worked for Advanced Fuel Research, Inc., a small business in East Hartford, CT. There he developed optical diagnostics and imaging systems for the company’s Combustion Monitoring
and Control Group. Dr. Scire joined NYIT in 2013. His research interests include optical sensors, combustion, numerical simulation, and optimization.

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This paper describes a project in which students designed, built, and used a small dynamic balancing machine with 3D-printed components. This project was found to be very effective in keeping its student designers engaged and invested. They immediately understood the need for balancing, and they had an opportunity to apply simple concepts from mechanical vibrations, linear algebra, and electronic circuits to complete this task. Construction details and the results of balancing a small rotor are presented.

Scire, J. J. (2017, October), Dynamic Balancing System with 3D-Printed Components Paper presented at 2017 Mid-Atlantic Section Fall Conference, Penn State University - Berks Campus - Reading, Pennsylvania.

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