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Enhancement Of Internet Based Layer Manufacturing For Engineering Education

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2010 Annual Conference & Exposition

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Louisville, Kentucky

Publication Date

June 20, 2010

Start Date

June 20, 2010

End Date

June 23, 2010

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

NSF Grantees Poster Session

Page Count

12

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15.504.1 - 15.504.12

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https://peer.asee.org/16882

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Tzu-Liang Tseng University of Texas, El Paso

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Ryan Wicker UTEP

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Rong Pan Arizona State University

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Dr. Pan received his doctorate in Industrial engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2002. Prior to coming to ASU in 2006, he was an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso. His research interests include statistical quality control, reliability engineering, time series analysis and control, and supply chain management. He has published in Journal of Quality Technology, Journal of Applied Statistics, International Journal of Production Research, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, etc. His current research project on modeling and analysis of profiled reliability testing is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). His previous projects were funded by U.S. Department of Education (DoEd) FIPSE Program, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and GM.

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Carolyn Awalt The University of Texas at El Paso

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Enhancement of Internet Based Layer Manufacturing for Engineering Education

Abstract The objective of the paper is to design, implement, and further enhance an Internet Based Manufacturing (IBM) course on the topics of rapid prototyping and advanced manufacturing within the established programs of Industrial Engineering (Manufacturing Specialization) and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas as El Paso (UTEP). The aforementioned course constitute the foundation of what is commonly known as e-manufacturing systems, in which the remote monitoring, diagnosis and control of distributed manufacturing operations are the key characteristics. This paper describes an established e-Manufacturing Lab to serve two academic programs at UTEP – Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and to support multidisciplinary education activities. Moreover, the paper also aims at developing an effective learning model to facilitate student’s learning. Student learning from both virtual and real environment are evaluated and discussed in this paper.

Introduction

The objective of the paper is to design, implement, and further enhance an Internet Based Manufacturing (IBM) course on the topics of rapid prototyping and advanced manufacturing within the established programs of Industrial Engineering (Manufacturing Specialization) and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas as El Paso (UTEP). The aforementioned course constitute the foundation of what is commonly known as e-manufacturing systems, in which the remote monitoring, diagnosis and control of distributed manufacturing operations are the key characteristics. With the trend of rapid globalization across almost all types of manufacturing industries, it is foreseen that the internet based manufacturing will become a significant activity in coming years. According to literatures 1-6, the IBM is one of the fast growing businesses in the manufacturing sector. A distinguishing characteristic on the delivery of the curriculum will be student involvement in “hands-on” laboratory activities and experiences. Furthermore, graduates from the program will be well-prepared with high-tech skills in the areas of rapid prototyping and advanced manufacturing technology. It is expected that nationally this curriculum reform will become a national model of teaching internet based manufacturing technology and management, while locally it will provide much of the needed manufacturing professionals for the industries. Basically, Rapid Manufacturing Systems deal with various aspects of additive, subtractive, and joining processes to form three-dimensional production quality parts.

Layer Manufacturing (LM) is an automated technique for direct conversion of 3D CAD (digital) data into physical objects using a variety of layer-based additive approaches. Manufacturers have been using these technologies to reduce development cycle times and

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Tseng, T., & Wicker, R., & Pan, R., & Awalt, C. (2010, June), Enhancement Of Internet Based Layer Manufacturing For Engineering Education Paper presented at 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. https://peer.asee.org/16882

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