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Open-Ended Design Projects in a Rapid Prototyping Course

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Conference

2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Design Projects

Tagged Division

Manufacturing

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

9

DOI

10.18260/p.25834

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/25834

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111

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Arif Sirinterlikci Robert Morris University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/https://0000-0002-3272-0649

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Arif Sirinterlikci is a University Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering and the Department Head of Engineering at Robert Morris University. He holds BS and MS degrees, both in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey and his Ph.D. is in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Ohio State University. He has been actively involved in ASEE and SME organizations and conducted research in Rapid Prototyping and Reverse Engineering, Biomedical Device Design and Manufacturing, Automation and Robotics, and CAE in Manufacturing Processes fields.

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Abstract

In this manufacturing engineering program its rapid prototyping and reverse engineering course has become even more popular due to public interest and hype driven by, both the Maker and Rep-Rap movements. The course has been taught over the years with the challenge of constant update needs to its content. In addition to the major subject updates to the content, the instructor is employing preparation of short papers on newest developments while channeling students to conduct research, in case they are not actively following the area. Interesting projects and content are found and shared with the class.

Over the years, the course has had two small projects, one addressing the reverse engineering side and other for rapid prototyping. Usually the student teams work on reverse engineering a simple toy, and the rapid prototyping projects aim assisting handicapped people with improving quality of life or gaining employment. Designing toys was also employed in corporation with the Infinitoy Company. In the past, student teams developed ZOOB concept designs and prototyped them for the company. To give students an opportunity for being creative, the construction toy project was brought back. This paper will focus on the open-ended construction toy design project by documenting every step of it. Various assessment processes including outcomes assessment will be included in the conclusion of the paper.

Sirinterlikci, A. (2016, June), Open-Ended Design Projects in a Rapid Prototyping Course Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25834

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