The process of in-situ embedding of components in 3D printed parts enables manufacturing of volume- and material- efficient multifunctional products possible. In this project, I experimentally explored impact of embedding process on part strength, and developed design heuristics for good quality embedded parts.
Polymer welding at an interface can be predicted with polymer rheology and thermal profile of the interface. In this project, I applied this theory on 3D printed parts by obtaining thermal profiles at layer interfaces and utilizing polymer rheology.
The fundamental science of Heat Transfer and Polymer chemistry allows prediction of material behavior at molecular level, that controls bulk material properties. Through this project I explore computational physics based modelling of 3D printing process to predict part strength.
In this project, I automated optimized design of cavities for complex geometry components, that otherwise requires high level digital design and 3D printing knowledge.
Under the capacity of teaching assistant for the Heat Transfer laboratory course, I conceptualized, designed, and prototyped a wind tunnel set-up to test heat transfer and pressure drop in unique 3D printed micro-channels. This set-up is currently being used to enable remote learning experience for the students taking the laboratory course.
Impact of Embedding Cavity Design on Thermal History between Layers in Polymer Material Extrusion Additive Manufacturing
30th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Texas
Digital Design Automation to Support In-Situ Embedding of Functional Components in Additive Manufacturing
Int. Design Engg and Computers & Information in Engg (IDETC/CIE), Anaheim, CA
Quantifying effects of Embedding Component Orientation on Flexural Properties in Additively Manufactured Structures
29th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Texas
Design and Preliminary Evaluation of a Deployable Mobile Makerspace for Informal Additive Manufacturing Education
28th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Texas
Does designing for additive manufacturing help us be more creative? An exploration in engineering design education
Int. Design Engg and Computers & Information in Engg (IDETC/CIE), Cleveland, Ohio