|About this Abstract
|Materials Science & Technology 2020
|Additive Manufacturing Modeling and Simulation: AM Materials, Processes, and Mechanics
|Virtual Reality Module for Additive Manufacturing Education
|Jing Zhang, Glorio Singui, Shambhuraj Wadghule, Xuehui Yang, Jian Zhang, Chauncey Frend
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
We present the recent progress of developing virtual reality (VR) modules for the additive manufacturing curriculum offered at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. Using plastic 3D printing technology or Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) as an example, we developed a CAD model of the 3D printer, and added interactive features to produce a VR module. The overall goal of the project is to create an innovative pedagogical approach using multi-module VR for instruction specifically targeted at higher level undergraduate or graduate programs. 3D printing or additive manufacturing has become emerging technology. However, there is no clearly defined educational model for preparing entry-level professionals in AM industry. This work will establish a framework for engineering faculty and student to adopt them for the new career opportunity. In the on-going research, students are being asked to use the VR module in comparison with the hands-on lab.