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RET Project in Additive Manufacturing

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Conference

2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Manufacturing Process Education

Tagged Division

Manufacturing

Page Count

15

Page Numbers

22.1250.1 - 22.1250.15

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https://peer.asee.org/18834

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23

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Lisa Denny Choate Cannon County High School

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Lisa D. Choate is a mathematics teacher at Cannon County High School in Woodbury, Tennessee. She teaches Algebra One, Honors Algebra Two, and Geometry.

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Kenan Hatipoglu Tennessee Technological University

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Kenan Hatipoglu is a graduate research assistant at Center for Manufacturing Research and Ph.D. student at Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tennessee. His research interests are in power system design and smart grid applications.

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Ismail Fidan Tennessee Technological University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-4233-1049

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Dr. Ismail Fidan is a faculty member at the college of engineering of Tennessee Tech University. His research and teaching interests are in additive manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, distance learning and STEM education.

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Mohamed Abdelrahman Texas A&M University, Kingsville

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Dr. Abdelrahman is currently the Associate Dean of Engineering in Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering. Dr. Abdelrahman has a diverse educational and research background. His research expertise is in the design of intelligent measurement systems, sensor fusion and control systems. He has been active in research with over 80 papers published in refereed journals and conferences. He has been the principal investigator on several major research projects on industrial applications of sensing and Control with focus on Energy Efficiency. He is a senior member of IEEE, ISA, and a member of ASEE.

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Abstract

RET Project in Additive ManufacturingThis current project is a part of NSF grant that provides funding for a 3 year continuing award tosupport a Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering Site program at theTennessee Technological University (TTU) entitled, "RET Site: Research Experience forTeachers in Manufacturing for Competitiveness in the United States (RETainUS).RETainUS program contributes to advancing the manufacturing base in the U.S. throughmeaningful changes in the teachers' understanding of manufacturing and how it relates to theMath and Science Curriculum. This program aims at improving the teachers' comprehension ofthe research and development process through hands-on experience and real world problems thatrelate to: a) advancing the state of the art in conventional manufacturing processes; b) new trendsin manufacturing such as rapid prototyping, c) emerging technologies such as nanomaterials andmanufacturing of fuel cells and special coating materials, and d) enabling technologies servingmanufacturing processes in general such as intelligent optimization. Special attention is given tocounties and schools where minorities and underserved populations are concentrated. In additionto working with in-service teachers, RETainUS exposes pre-service teachers to the excitingworld of engineering research and how to uniquely incorporate it into the learning environment.The current additive manufacturing research was performed in 3D Printing field and aknowledge base was gathered, analyzed, and developed for the end-users of the 3D Printing.Experimental data was gathered for the weights of objects, estimated time versus experimentaltime, binder usage, layer thickness versus time, location in the production tray versus time,orientation versus time, scaling down versus time and surface area to volume ratio versus time.The results were presented as a poster presentation at the end of the program. Performed researchwas evaluated by the external judges and the center for manufacturing research.The final ASEE paper will report the detailed RET additive manufacturing research and itsresults.

Choate, L. D., & Hatipoglu, K., & Fidan, I., & Abdelrahman, M. (2011, June), RET Project in Additive Manufacturing Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/18834

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