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Teaching Biomedical Engineering Design Process and Development Tools to Manufacturing Students

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

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June 10, 2012

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June 10, 2012

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June 13, 2012



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Manufacturing Education for Emerging Technologies and Competitiveness

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25.1239.1 - 25.1239.11



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Arif Sirinterlikci Robert Morris University Orcid 16x16

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Arif Sirinterlikci is a professor of engineering at Robert Morris University School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science. He also serves as a Director of Engineering Laboratories as well as Co-head of the Research and Outreach Center. He has been an active member of ASEE and SME, serving as an officer of both societies and engaged in engineering education and K-12 outreach.

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Teaching Biomedical Engineering Design Process and Development Tools to Manufacturing StudentsThis study presents laboratory development efforts for a rapid prototyping and reverseengineering course taught in a manufacturing engineering program. The main objective of thework is to introduce biomedical design and development processes and associated tools in thismanufacturing program. The driving factor is to improve the versatility of the manufacturingengineering students in addition to better marketability of the graduates in this medicallyoriented region and beyond. The author has been developing physical and software laboratoriesfor their biomedical engineering program. The developed laboratories are to be utilized in thedesign and manufacturing of biomedical devices and systems course and also included within thescope of the manufacturing engineering course.The efforts initially started with employment of rapid prototyping systems in biomodeling workfor realization of physical models based on 3D medical imaging data. The efforts nowencompass introduction of biomedical engineering design and development processes tomanufacturing engineering students. The initiative now cover generation of CAD- basedanatomical and physiological data from 3D medical imaging information including CAT andMRI scans for development of bone implants and replacements including total kneereplacements. A variety of tools are used in the efforts including biomedical engineeringsoftware tools such as Materialise’s Mimics and 3-Matic, reverse engineering tools includingFARO Arm Scanner and Geomagic Studio software as well as rapid prototyping systemsincluding Dimension Elite.The study will cover feedback from the students who are involved in the development process aswell as the students who are exposed to the concept. The study will be concluded with the futurework concepts including further study of anatomical and physiological models through finiteelement analysis and other numerical methods and their impact in the design and developmentprocess.

Sirinterlikci, A. (2012, June), Teaching Biomedical Engineering Design Process and Development Tools to Manufacturing Students Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21996

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