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Rapid manufacturing of Critical Industrial Parts: A Method based on Reverse Engineering, Rapid prototyping, and Coordinate Metrology.
The College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) at XXXX promotes cutting-edge research with international impact as a path to a better life, built on compassion, community, and technology, and foresee every performed activity as a promoter for economic prosperity and commitment to the global community. With an extensive selection of undergraduate programs in the engineering field, the Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering provides a setting for technology development and applied research in the Engineering Technology (ENGT) program. According to the program description, engineering technology education emphasizes primarily on the applied aspects of science and product improvement, industrial practices, and engineering operational functions. A capstone two-semester senior project course is a part of the engineering technology curriculum. This course provides the students an opportunity to address and experience the critical problems faced in the day-to-day life of an engineer in an advanced manufacturing industry. One such problem is to find a quick replacement for the damaged critical part that limits the operation of the bottle neck machine in the production flow line.
This paper presents a method of rapidly manufacturing industrial parts that are critical to the production. In order to assist the Advanced Manufacturing industry, a senior project team at XXXX applied Rapid Manufacturing (RM) to manufacture or fabricate critical machine parts used to maintain production machines. Failures of parts and tools in industrial settings cost money and hurt output. Usually, the problem arises when the tooling being used is one of a kind and repair or replacements come with long lead-times. Other problems are encountered when original part or tool engineering drawing is not available and costly redesign is needed. The RM process implemented through the senior design project successfully provide a method to address these issues. This method demonstrates the successful integration of 3D Scanning, Reverse Engineering, Additive Manufacturing (3D printing), and Subtractive Manufacturing (Coordinate Numerical Control) to address this critical problem in industries. A quality analysis is also carried out by the team using Coordinate Measuring Machine. Also, discussed in detail in the paper are the pedagogical aspects of senior design project that includes the industry accepted CMM training and the subsequent internship in the industry.
Edinbarough, I., & Akundi, A. (2020, June), Rapid Manufacturing of Critical Industrial Parts: A Method Based on Reverse Engineering, Rapid Prototyping, and Coordinate Metrology Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35118
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