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Rapid Manufacturing of Critical Industrial Parts: A Method Based on Reverse Engineering, Rapid Prototyping, and Coordinate Metrology

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June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

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Capstone/ET Projects III - Mechanical and Manufacturing Focus

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Immanuel Edinbarough P.E. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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Immanuel A. Edinbarough received his B.Sc. (Applied Sciences) degree from PSG College of Technology, University of Madras, India, his B.E.. (M.E.) degree from the Institution of Engineers, India, M.E. (Production Engineering) degree from PSG College of Technology, Bharathiar University, India, and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Bharathiar University, India. He is currently a professor and director of engineering technology at the University of Texas, Brownsville (UTB). Prior to joining the UTB faculty he was a visiting professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology and an associate professor of production engineering technology at PSG College of Technology, Bharathiar University, India, where he served as the director of the Computer Vision Laboratory and National Cadet Corps – Engineering Division Director. With over 26 years of teaching and research experience in manufacturing/mechanical engineering and engineering technology, he currently teaches in the areas of CAD/CAM/CIM, robotics and automation, product and process design, materials and manufacturing processes, machine design, renewable energy and micro-manufacturing. His current research interests include robotics, CIM, sustainable manufacturing, micro machining and engineering and technology education. He has published several papers in these areas in various national and international conferences and journals. He has worked in heavy and light manufacturing industries, manufacturing pumps, motors, and CNC machine tools in the areas of system design, production planning, and control and manufacturing. Edinbarough also served in paramilitary forces and in the Air Force. He is a Life Member of the ISTE, a senior life member of the IE (India), a member of ASEE and SME, and a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of Texas.

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Aditya Akundi University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Orcid 16x16

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Aditya Akundi is currently affiliated to the Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Department, at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He earned a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India. He earned a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a concentration in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) in 2016. His research is focused on understanding Complex Technical and Socio-Technical Systems from an Information Theoretic approach. He has worked on a number of projects in the field of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Additive Manufacturing and Green Energy Manufacturing. His research interests are in Systems Engineering & Architecture, Complex systems, Systems testing and Application of Entropy to Complex Systems.

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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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