|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2019
||Additive Manufacturing Education
||Additive Manufacturing in Making Powder Metallurgy Filters – Student Experiences in Manufacturing Laboratory
||Serdar Tumkor, Jonathan Holman, Tanner Badoud
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Powder Metallurgy (PM) serves as an effective form of manufacturing metal filters. These filters are preferable in situations where exposure to corrosive substances and high temperatures necessitates the use of sturdy material. Manufacturing of this type of filter is typically accomplished through large pressing machines and sintering furnaces. Equipment such as this is expensive and heavy duty, making them less practical for small batches or project-based learning tasks. In this experimental study, additive manufacturing (AM) served as an effective means to rapidly prototype the necessary tools to manufacture and test metal filters in the Materials and Manufacturing Processes class. Likewise, the lab activity made a group-oriented learning experience possible, demonstrated the versatility of various manufacturing processes when combined in creative ways. Students have benefited from the hands-on experiences in making the metal filters in PM and AM labs.
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