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Integrating CAD and CAM for Design-build Projects

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

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July 27, 2018

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Engineering Design Graphics

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Joseph Rudy Ottway Murray State University

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Dr. Rudy Ottway is an assistant professor in the Institute of Engineering at Murray State University in Murray, KY. He teaches SOLIDWORKS, AutoCAD, and engineering drawing in the Engineering Graphics and Design program. Prior to academia, he worked as a CAD Analyst with Science Applications International Corporation in Huntsville, AL. He completed a B.S. in Engineering Graphics and Design and a M.S. in Management of Technology from Murray State University, and a Ph.D. in Technology Management with a specialization in Manufacturing Systems from Indiana State University. His research interests include computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), additive manufacturing, product design and development, and experiential learning.

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This evidence-based practice presentation discusses design and build projects within an undergraduate, Engineering Graphics and Design program. Students are presented with a problem statement and parameters and asked to design a solution. Students utilize computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software during the design and manufacturing process. Teams of two or three students sketch ideas, create 2D geometry in AutoCAD or 3D models/assemblies in SOLIDWORKS, participate in a pre-manufacturing design review, manufacture components using a 3D printer, CNC router or mill, and/or laser, assemble components, and provide a post-manufacturing design review. This presentation provides information regarding CAD and CAM tools, project workflow, and project observations; challenges and lessons learned. It is the intent of this presentation to provide resources for engineering and engineering technology educators to engage students in design projects that produce physical prototypes or design artifacts.

Ottway, J. R. (2018, June), Integrating CAD and CAM for Design-build Projects Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--30680

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