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Virtual Reality Education Modules for Digital Manufacturing Instruction

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

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July 27, 2018

Conference Session

Virtual Reality, Simulation, and Optimization of Manufacturing

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Manufacturing

Page Count

14

DOI

10.18260/1-2--31225

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https://peer.asee.org/31225

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Magesh Chandramouli Purdue University Northwest Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-3500-0946

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Dr. Chandramouli is an Associate Professor of Computer Graphics Technology in Purdue University Northwest. He has been invited to deliver keynote speeches and lectures in various countries and universities around the world. Formerly a Frederick Andrews Fellow at Purdue University, West Lafayette, he completed his doctoral studies from the Department of Computer Graphics Technology. He has received federal, regional, and international grants for his work.

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Ge Jin Purdue University Northwest

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Ge Jin, D.Sc, is currently an associate professor in the Department of Computer Information Technology and Graphics at the Purdue University Calumet. He teaches computer game development, computer graphics and animation, as well as computer information technology courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior to joining Purdue University Calumet, he was a postdoctoral research scientist at the George Washington University, Department of Computer Science. Professor Jin holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Peking University, China, and an M.S. in Computer Science from Seoul National University, South Korea. He earned his Doctor of Science degree in Computer Science with a concentration in computer graphics from the George Washington University. His research spans the fields of computer graphics, virtual reality, computer animation, medical visualization, and educational game development. He is a member of the ACM SIGGRAPH, ASEE, and International Society of Virtual Rehabilitation.

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Justin David Heffron Purdue University Northwest

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

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Currently, Dr. Fidan serves as a Professor of the Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Technology at Tennessee Technological University. His research and teaching interests are in additive manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, distance learning, and STEM education. Dr. Fidan is a member and active participant of SME, ASEE, ABET, ASME, and IEEE. He is also the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology and International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing.

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Mel Cossette Edmonds Community College

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Mel Cosette is the executive director and principal investigator for the National Science Foundation-funded National Resource Center for Material Technology Education (MatEd) housed at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Wash. Mel has over 20 years of experience in manufacturing education and has developed technician-training programs for industry and educational institutions. She serves on numerous committees and national boards, and worked in various industries prior to holding administrative positions in the community and technical college system.

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Cheryl A. Welsch Eastern Iowa Community College

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Cheryl Welsch is Lead Developer for Information Technology, Virtual Reality and Business Programs in the Eastern Iowa Community College District. She oversees curriculum design, staff recruitment and development, and external relations. Ms. Welsch earned her M.B.A. from Western Governors University in Information Technology Management and her B.A. from the State University of New York - Cobleskill in Business with a concentration in Information Systems. She has earned the designation Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and is a member of ISACA, formerly known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. She has spoken on information security at numerous professional associations, is the technical director for a global investment publication.

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Wayne Merrell

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Abstract

There is an imminent need to remedy the ‘skills gaps’ in the digital manufacturing (DM) sector as evident from the Bureau of Labor Statistics projections pointing to a decline in traditional manufacturing jobs accompanied by marked growth in digital- and computer-driven manufacturing jobs. With proven advantages such as cost benefits, material conservation, minimized labor, and enhanced precision, manufacturing industries worldwide are adapting to digital manufacturing standards on a large scale. In an effort to remedy the lack of well-defined DM career pathways and instructional framework, our NSF ATE project MANEUVER (Manufacturing Education Using Virtual Environment Resources) is developing an innovative pedagogical approach using virtual reality (VR). This multimodal virtual reality framework DM instruction targeted at 2-year and 4-year manufacturing programs, facilitates the development of VR modules for multiple modes such as desktop VR, Augmented VR, and Immersive VR. The advantages of the virtual reality framework for digital manufacturing education include: significant cost reduction, reduction in equipment and maintenance costs, ability to pre-visualize the product before manufacturing. This paper introduces the design and development process of VR education tool to simulate three different additive manufacturing machines, e.g., LutzBot™, FormLabs™, and UPrint™ and different 3D printing technologies e.g., fused deposition modeling, and selective laser sintering to allow the students experience the materials and equipment needed to create the same part using different types of equipment and different types of technology.

Chandramouli, M., & Jin, G., & Heffron, J. D., & Fidan, I., & Cossette, M., & Welsch, C. A., & Merrell, W. (2018, June), Virtual Reality Education Modules for Digital Manufacturing Instruction Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--31225

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