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Teaching Manufacturing Technology through 'Learning by Doing' Approach

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

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July 27, 2018

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Manufacturing Curriculum and Course Innovations

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Zareena Gani ADMC, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE Orcid 16x16

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Dr. Zareena Gani started her career in Engineering with a degree in Mechanical engineering from MK University, India. She has over 20 years of experience in both academia and industry. She has worked as a Design and Manufacturing engineer in Singapore before joining National University of Singapore from which she obtained her M.Eng degree. She also has worked in Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (A*STAR) as a Research Fellow before moving to Canada. She gained exposure with the Canadian tool making industry while she worked in Profine Molds and her keen interest in research brought her back to school. She obtained her Ph.D. from McMasters University in Canada as an NSERC scholar. After graduation, she moved to United Arab Emirates in 2011 and joined Higher Colleges of Technology. Dr. Zareena has published her research findings in many reputed international journals and conferences.

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Sangarappillai Sivaloganathan United Arab Emirates University

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Dr Sangarappillai Sivaloganathan – Siva is a Srilankan by birth and a citizen of the United Kingdom. His experience in Sri-lanka started with an year’s post-graduate apprenticeship in the manufacturing shops of the Government Railway and nine years in the Cement Industry. He graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from University of Srilanka, and obtained his Masters from the University of Aston and PhD from City University of London, both in the UK. He started his career in the UK as the Senior Research Assistant at the SERC Engineering Design Centre. He joined Brunel University in 1995 where he worked for 18 years before joining United Arab Emirates University in August 2011. During his stay at Brunel he has worked with many British industries. Dr Sivaloganathan is a keen researcher in Design and was the Convenor for the International Engineering Design Conferences in 1998 and 2000. He has been a regular participant of the ASEE annual conference during the past few years. He has published more than 85 papers in reputed journals and conferences.

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sajeev karai Higher Colleges of Technology

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Huned Bohari Bohari HCT

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Machining processes have many parameters that affect the performance, accuracy and the surface quality of the finished product. Most of these parameters would mean very little to someone who just reads or listens about machining without actually seeing them in action. Conventional lectures with power point presentations followed by quizzes would at best make them to memorize them and repeat when asked. But it is the responsibility of the teaching instructor to give the necessary understanding and ability to use the knowledge in the various manufacturing process such as shaping, moulding, material removal process, advanced machining techniques and additive manufacturing process to get them readily employable in the local industries. In order to enhance the student understanding of the course, the delivery methodology and the assessment strategies were designed to include practical / workshop sessions. In these session, the students were trained the basic skills to operate conventional lathe and milling machines. The students were then exposed to witness the effects of the type of cutting tools, tool life, cutting fluids and selection of tools and cutting parameters such as speed, feed and depth of cut on the surface finish produced. By using different material work-pieces they were able to see the effects of varying these parameters on finished quality of the work. They were then exposed to work on CNC machines where they were required to use the parameters they learned to write the G and M codes and to simulate them. The students were then asked to model the component in SOLIDWORKS and convert the model into an STL file for onward printing in a 3D printer. The results were really significantly better and the students were enthusiastic and fully engaged with the work. This paper describes all these in detail, the method of assessment, the results and the student feedback.

Gani, Z., & Sivaloganathan, S., & karai, S., & Bohari, H. (2018, June), Teaching Manufacturing Technology through 'Learning by Doing' Approach Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--31056

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