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Selective Resistive Sintering: A Novel Additive Manufacturing Process, Austin Bryan Van Horn Dec 2016

Selective Resistive Sintering: A Novel Additive Manufacturing Process, Austin Bryan Van Horn

Theses and Dissertations

Selective laser sintering (SLS) is one of the most popular 3D printing methods that uses a laser to pattern energy and selectively sinter powder particles to build 3D geometries. However, this printing method is plagued by slow printing speeds, high power consumption, difficulty to scale, and high overhead expense. In this research, a new 3D printing method is proposed to overcome these limitations of SLS. Instead of using a laser to pattern energy, this new method, termed selective resistive sintering (SRS), uses an array of microheaters to pattern heat for selectively sintering materials. Using microheaters offers significant power savings, significantly ...


Microstructure And Properties Of Spark Plasma Sintered Moalb Ceramics, Ting Lou Dec 2016

Microstructure And Properties Of Spark Plasma Sintered Moalb Ceramics, Ting Lou

Mechanical (and Materials) Engineering -- Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research

Molybdenum aluminum boride (MoAlB) is a ternary transition metal boride which has promising aeronautic and nuclear applications. It inheres excellent properties of the binary transitional metal borides (e.g., MoB, ZrB2) such as high melting temperature, high hardness, and thermal conductivity. Besides, MoAlB is superior to MoB because: (1) the Al element provides an oxidation resistance at high temperatures; (2) its nanolaminated structure consisting of M-B layers with alternating Al layers results in a unique damage tolerance property. In this research, polycrystalline MoAlB have been successfully synthesized and simultaneously sintered using spark plasma sintering (SPS) from molybdenum boride (MoB ...


Fiber Glass Mat Splice Automation, Max Weinstein, Charles Scott Forbes, Max Kilpatrick Dec 2016

Fiber Glass Mat Splice Automation, Max Weinstein, Charles Scott Forbes, Max Kilpatrick

Mechanical Engineering

Currently, GAF has two operators manually splice together each roll of fiberglass mat. To save money and resources, GAF wants to automate this splicing process. Our team is responsible for stage 3 of 5 in this automation process. We are responsible for ensuring that the system is able to move autonomously to the necessary positions required for splicing together the rolls of fiberglass mat. We have determined the best solution for accomplishing this movement is to use linear slide actuators. This document will describe the process by which we arrived at our solution, the details of our solution, and a ...


Compression Molded Composite Component, Greg Hermansen, Larsson Johnson, Joanne Medrano, Kyle Hammell Dec 2016

Compression Molded Composite Component, Greg Hermansen, Larsson Johnson, Joanne Medrano, Kyle Hammell

Mechanical Engineering

The following final design report outlines the design and fabrication of a carbon fiber compression molded sunglasses case. It intends to guide the development of a future lab activity for a composites undergraduate course at Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo. The activity aims to support an educational investigation in "out-of-autoclave" composites manufacturing methods, such as compression molding, which offer some key benefits over autoclave molding. The methodology behind the creation of a conceptual design, an initial prototype, and a final product is laid out in detail below.


Final Design Report: Allergen Mixing Assistant (Ama) Micro-Refrigeration Redesigning, Mitchell Parks, Minwoo (Michael) Suh Dec 2016

Final Design Report: Allergen Mixing Assistant (Ama) Micro-Refrigeration Redesigning, Mitchell Parks, Minwoo (Michael) Suh

Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

Allergen Mixing Assistant (AMA) by Xtract Solutions is a device designed to more “effectively refrigerate, organize, and mix allergenic extracts”. Although Xtract Solutions intended the product to be fully automated, the company has decided against its automation and declared its current design as a minimum viable product whose components are too expensive, difficult to source and complex. Therefore, Cal Poly AMA design team - Mitchell Parks and Minwoo Suh - has decided to replace these expensive components with much more economical alternatives as shown below:

Stirling cooler

Thermoelectric (Peltier) cooler

Custom Arduino

Controller Card

TEC Thermostat ***

Original Housing with Wasted Space ...


Mri Upgrades At Radiology Associates, Patrick Cheung, Charlene Donlon Dec 2016

Mri Upgrades At Radiology Associates, Patrick Cheung, Charlene Donlon

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Problem Statement: The MRI machines at Radiology Associates are limiting the company’s ability to expand and compete within the local market. After discussing with technicians and managers at Radiology Associates, we decided to focus on hardware and software upgrades for the MRI machines. With 2 of the 3 locations purchasing new machines in the near future, our focus was on upgrades at the Santa Maria facility. The two machines at this location needed hardware and/or software upgrades to remain on par competitively both within the company and with local scanning options. Flexible coils are beneficial in terms of ...


Design And Implementation Of A Fixture For Robotic Welding, Isaac Nathaniel Williams Dec 2016

Design And Implementation Of A Fixture For Robotic Welding, Isaac Nathaniel Williams

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

The Cal Poly IME department recently purchased a robotic welder. The faculty would like to see this robot incorporated into the welding class. The robot was capable of moving, but was not able to perform a weld prior to this project. This problem is addressed by creating a demonstration part for the welding class. The objectives that need to be complete for this to be possible is designing a part, designing a fixture, analyzing the cost of robotic welding, and implement welding the part in the class. The part is designed with specific requirements in mind. The fixture is designed ...


Application Of Gearbox Drivetrains For Commuting Bicycles, Loren Sunding Dec 2016

Application Of Gearbox Drivetrains For Commuting Bicycles, Loren Sunding

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

People all over the world are beginning to ride their bicycles more often to destinations which include work, school, and local markets. Most bicycles being used for these activities have an external drivetrain exposed to the elements of the road including water, mud, dirt, and debris. External drivetrains are very fragile and when damaged, pedaling efficiency is greatly reduced and the overall riding experience diminishes.

One solution to this issue is a gearbox specifically designed for a bicycle frame. A gearbox has several mechanical mechanisms operating inside a protective housing. Since the housing is fully sealed, outside elements are not ...


Assembly Line Kitting: Foam Mold Material Substitute, Samer Samy Saleh Dec 2016

Assembly Line Kitting: Foam Mold Material Substitute, Samer Samy Saleh

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Kitting is considered an incredibly innovative and effective solution intended to aid operators within a mixed model assembly line. However, it is a non-value added procedure and one that customers may not be willing to pay for. With this project, the goal is to examine opportunities to employ lean principles and provide a solution that further eliminates non-value added procedures, while also producing the potential for a flexible, mixed model assembly line.

To achieve the aforementioned purpose, the production of foam molds, located within industrial totes and sent to the assembly line, was found to be a major waste within ...


The Effect Of Process Parameters And Surface Condition On Bond Strength Between Additively Manufactured Components And Polymer Substrates, Bharat Bhushan Chivukula Dec 2016

The Effect Of Process Parameters And Surface Condition On Bond Strength Between Additively Manufactured Components And Polymer Substrates, Bharat Bhushan Chivukula

Theses and Dissertations

Additive patching is a process in which printers with multiple axes deposit molten material onto a pre-defined surface to form a bond. Studying the effect of surface roughness and process parameters selected for printing auxiliary part on the bond helps in improving the strength of the final component. Particularly, the influence of surface roughness, as established by adhesion theory, has not been evaluated in the framework of additive manufacturing (AM). A full factorial design of experiments with five replications was conducted on two levels and three factors, viz., layer thickness, surface roughness, and raster angle to examine the underlying effects ...


Solar Car Suspension System, Alex Power, Adam O'Camb Dec 2016

Solar Car Suspension System, Alex Power, Adam O'Camb

Mechanical Engineering

No abstract provided.


Automated Machine Tender, Ryan A. Canfield, Samuel N. Adler, Louis S. Roseguo Dec 2016

Automated Machine Tender, Ryan A. Canfield, Samuel N. Adler, Louis S. Roseguo

Mechanical Engineering

The use of CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) machines automate production in factories through programs controlling manual operations such as milling or lathing. The manufacturing process can be automated beyond the use of CNC machines through the addition of a robotic tender capable of carrying out the same tasks as a human operator. A tender can be integrated into the CNC machine itself, or purchased separately and configured to autonomously operate a particular machine. Smaller companies making limited production runs may not find it economically feasible to purchase large scale integrated machine tenders, but would benefit from a versatile autonomous machine ...


Revolutionized Additive Manufacturing, Matthew Walker, Winthrop Townsend, Luca Fuller Dec 2016

Revolutionized Additive Manufacturing, Matthew Walker, Winthrop Townsend, Luca Fuller

Mechanical Engineering

No abstract provided.


Final Design Report: Polymer Fatigue Characterization Test Method, Wyatt Ayling, Tyler Price, Brandon Stell, Michela Upson Dec 2016

Final Design Report: Polymer Fatigue Characterization Test Method, Wyatt Ayling, Tyler Price, Brandon Stell, Michela Upson

Mechanical Engineering

Polylogix is a team dedicated to the design, build, and testing of a fatigue machine to simulate cyclic loading on a biomedical polymer. This project is sponsored by Endologix, Inc. to provide test data characterizing mechanical material properties of various formulations of polymer used in abdominal aortic aneurysm surgeries. With this project goal, the machine must be able to test the polymer at body conditions; these include a testing temperature of 37°C and a cycling frequency ranging from 1 Hz to 10 Hz. This report proposes the following solution to this design challenge: an AC motor-driven mechanism utilizing a ...


Cold Gas Dynamic Spray – Characterization Of Polymeric Deposition, Trenton Bush Nov 2016

Cold Gas Dynamic Spray – Characterization Of Polymeric Deposition, Trenton Bush

Masters Theses

When a solid, ductile particle impacts a substrate at sufficient velocity, the resulting heat, pressure, and plastic deformation can produce bonding at the interface. The use of a supersonic gas flow to accelerate such particles is known as Cold Spray deposition. The Cold Spray process has been commercialized for some metallic materials, but further research is required to unlock the exciting material properties possible with polymeric compounds. In this work, a combined computational and experimental study a) simulated and optimized the nozzle flow conditions necessary to produce bonding in a polyethylene particle, b) developed and fabricated an experimental device, and ...


Big Area Additive Manufacturing Of High Performance Bonded Ndfeb Magnets, Li Ling, Angelica Tirado, I. C. Nlebedim, Orlando Rios, Brian Post, Vlastimil Kunc, R. R. Lowden, Edgar Lara-Curzio, Magnet Applications, Inc., Thomas A. Lograsso, M. Parans Paranthaman Oct 2016

Big Area Additive Manufacturing Of High Performance Bonded Ndfeb Magnets, Li Ling, Angelica Tirado, I. C. Nlebedim, Orlando Rios, Brian Post, Vlastimil Kunc, R. R. Lowden, Edgar Lara-Curzio, Magnet Applications, Inc., Thomas A. Lograsso, M. Parans Paranthaman

Ames Laboratory Publications

Additive manufacturing allows for the production of complex parts with minimum material waste, offering an effective technique for fabricating permanent magnets which frequently involve critical rare earth elements. In this report, we demonstrate a novel method - Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) - to fabricate isotropic near-net-shape NdFeB bonded magnets with magnetic and mechanical properties comparable or better than those of traditional injection molded magnets. The starting polymer magnet composite pellets consist of 65 vol% isotropic NdFeB powder and 35 vol% polyamide (Nylon-12). The density of the final BAAM magnet product reached 4.8 g/cm3, and the room temperature magnetic properties ...


Novel Closed-Loop Control Strategy For Inkjet-Based Additive Manufacturing System, Yunong Shi, Chunsheng Ye Oct 2016

Novel Closed-Loop Control Strategy For Inkjet-Based Additive Manufacturing System, Yunong Shi, Chunsheng Ye

The 8th International Conference on Physical and Numerical Simulation of Materials Processing

No abstract provided.


A Coupled Finite Element-Free Galerkin Method For Simulating Viscous Pressure Bulging, Chunjun Dai Oct 2016

A Coupled Finite Element-Free Galerkin Method For Simulating Viscous Pressure Bulging, Chunjun Dai

The 8th International Conference on Physical and Numerical Simulation of Materials Processing

No abstract provided.


Simulation Of Superplastic Forming Of Circular Edge-Welded Envelopes, Olga Tulupova Oct 2016

Simulation Of Superplastic Forming Of Circular Edge-Welded Envelopes, Olga Tulupova

The 8th International Conference on Physical and Numerical Simulation of Materials Processing

No abstract provided.


A Parallel 3d Phase-Field Simulation Of Multi-Grain Growth Based On The Full Thread Tree, Ya-Jun Yin, Min Wang, Jian-Xin Zhou, Dun-Ming Liao, Xu Shen, Tao Chen Oct 2016

A Parallel 3d Phase-Field Simulation Of Multi-Grain Growth Based On The Full Thread Tree, Ya-Jun Yin, Min Wang, Jian-Xin Zhou, Dun-Ming Liao, Xu Shen, Tao Chen

The 8th International Conference on Physical and Numerical Simulation of Materials Processing

No abstract provided.


Simulation Investigation Of Temperature Distribution In Large Aluminium Panel During Autoclave Age Forming Process, Yongqian Xu Oct 2016

Simulation Investigation Of Temperature Distribution In Large Aluminium Panel During Autoclave Age Forming Process, Yongqian Xu

The 8th International Conference on Physical and Numerical Simulation of Materials Processing

No abstract provided.


Numerical And Experimental Characterization Of Material Flow In Forged Aluminum Wheel, Jong-Ning Aoh, Ming-Chiu Li, Chong-Jin Li Oct 2016

Numerical And Experimental Characterization Of Material Flow In Forged Aluminum Wheel, Jong-Ning Aoh, Ming-Chiu Li, Chong-Jin Li

The 8th International Conference on Physical and Numerical Simulation of Materials Processing

No abstract provided.


Simulation Of Two Kinds Of Hot Stamping Processes Of Ultra High-Strength Steel, Hao Zhao, Zhongwen Xing, Hongliang Yang Oct 2016

Simulation Of Two Kinds Of Hot Stamping Processes Of Ultra High-Strength Steel, Hao Zhao, Zhongwen Xing, Hongliang Yang

The 8th International Conference on Physical and Numerical Simulation of Materials Processing

No abstract provided.


Research On The Impact Of Geometric Parameter On The Cross-Section Precision In Rotary Draw Bending Of High-Strength Steel Tube With Rectangular Section, Hongliang Yang, Zhongwen Xing, Zhao Hao Oct 2016

Research On The Impact Of Geometric Parameter On The Cross-Section Precision In Rotary Draw Bending Of High-Strength Steel Tube With Rectangular Section, Hongliang Yang, Zhongwen Xing, Zhao Hao

The 8th International Conference on Physical and Numerical Simulation of Materials Processing

No abstract provided.


Ultrasonic Denoising Technique For Defect Detection In Austenitic Steel Weldment, Dazhao Chi, Chengle Mai, Tie Gang Oct 2016

Ultrasonic Denoising Technique For Defect Detection In Austenitic Steel Weldment, Dazhao Chi, Chengle Mai, Tie Gang

The 8th International Conference on Physical and Numerical Simulation of Materials Processing

No abstract provided.


Weld Thermal Simulation Of Crmov With Pwht In Type Iv Region, Bin Xu Oct 2016

Weld Thermal Simulation Of Crmov With Pwht In Type Iv Region, Bin Xu

The 8th International Conference on Physical and Numerical Simulation of Materials Processing

No abstract provided.


Fatigue Analysis Of The Welded Region In The Automotive Torsion Beam Rear Suspension System, Nan Zhan, Xiaochuan Zhang Oct 2016

Fatigue Analysis Of The Welded Region In The Automotive Torsion Beam Rear Suspension System, Nan Zhan, Xiaochuan Zhang

The 8th International Conference on Physical and Numerical Simulation of Materials Processing

No abstract provided.


Study On The New Heat Source Model Of Az31b Magnesium Alloy Laser–Tig Hybrid Welding, Zhonglin Hou, Zhaodogn Zhang, Liming Liu Oct 2016

Study On The New Heat Source Model Of Az31b Magnesium Alloy Laser–Tig Hybrid Welding, Zhonglin Hou, Zhaodogn Zhang, Liming Liu

The 8th International Conference on Physical and Numerical Simulation of Materials Processing

No abstract provided.


Numerical And Experimental Investigation Of Viscous Pressure Forming (Vpf) Process For Metal Bellows, Zhongjin Wang, Nan Xiang, Chunjun Dai Oct 2016

Numerical And Experimental Investigation Of Viscous Pressure Forming (Vpf) Process For Metal Bellows, Zhongjin Wang, Nan Xiang, Chunjun Dai

The 8th International Conference on Physical and Numerical Simulation of Materials Processing

No abstract provided.


Deformation Mechanism And Process Optimization Of Mechanical Clinching Joining Technology Used For Steel And Aluminum Alloy Sheets, Yanli Song, Genpeng Zhu, Lin Hua, Dingguo Dai Oct 2016

Deformation Mechanism And Process Optimization Of Mechanical Clinching Joining Technology Used For Steel And Aluminum Alloy Sheets, Yanli Song, Genpeng Zhu, Lin Hua, Dingguo Dai

The 8th International Conference on Physical and Numerical Simulation of Materials Processing

No abstract provided.