Using 3D printing to teach design and manufacturing concepts

Faisal Aqlan, Charlotte de Vries, Mariea Sargent, Andrew Valentine

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Abstract

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is commonly shown to students through low cost 3D printers. Many high school and community college educators have access to 3D printers at their home institutions. In this study, Research Experience for Teachers (RET) participants developed a set of modules which can be integrated with a design project given at both the high school and college curriculum levels to explore the concepts of manufacturing and design (e.g., dimensioning and tolerancing, Design for X, Proof of Concept, etc.). The study identified a product in which these concepts can be integrated, and developed a set of constraints the students need to consider in their design project. It was the goal of the RET participants to identify best practices for teaching 3D printing and develop projects to explain design and manufacturing concepts through 3D printing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 IISE Annual Conference
EditorsL. Cromarty, R. Shirwaiker, P. Wang
PublisherInstitute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, IISE
Pages855-860
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781713827818
StatePublished - 2020
Event2020 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, IISE 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Nov 1 2020Nov 3 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2020 IISE Annual Conference

Conference

Conference2020 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, IISE 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period11/1/2011/3/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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