SUBJECT: M.S. Thesis Presentation
BY: David Lynn
TIME: Thursday, February 23, 2017, 1:00 p.m.
PLACE: Love Building, 109
TITLE: Enhancing Student Understanding of Additive and Subtractive Manufacturability with Virtualized Voxel-Based Simluations
COMMITTEE: Dr. Thomas Kurfess, Chair (ME)
Dr. Christopher Saldana (ME)
Dr. Cassandra Telenko (ME)
Dr. Kathryn Jablokow (PSU)


This thesis describes the implementation of voxelized computer-aided manufacturing software in an educational setting. The goal of this work was to increase undergraduate students' understanding of design-for-manufacturing (DFM) concepts as applied to subtractive manufacturing processes; this goal is realized through the use of virtualized, interactive visualizations. Students were assessed using online instruments that measure their understanding of both machining processes and DFM for machining. Description of the implementation and analysis of the survey results are presented, together with recommendations for future improvements.