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Cole Brauer

Hometown: Mesa, Arizona | Graduation Date: Spring 2019
Engineering (Robotics)

Automated Process Planning for Multi-material Manufacturing

Mentor: Daniel Aukes
FURI: Spring 2019

This project is studying methods of automating the planning of multi-material manufacturing processes through the development of a new framework for representing and computing functionally-graded materials for use in rapid prototyping applications.  This framework includes low-level operations for combining geometries together and algorithms which assist the designer in computing manufacturing-compatible sequences. These algorithms can then be applied to generate manufacturing steps for multi-material models.  This research is informing the development of a software planning tool which will simplify a process through which robust and low-cost robots can be created for education or research.

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Automated Process Planning for Multi-material Manufacturing

Mentor: Daniel Aukes
FURI: Fall 2018

This project is studying methods of automating the planning of multi-material manufacturing processes. Manufacturing considerations when using operations, including 3D printing, casting, and laser cutting, are being analyzed and used to define a procedure for generating a list of manufacturing steps. This research is informing the development of a software planning tool for automatically generating the manufacturing process and the files necessary to execute it. This project benefits the fields of education and research by simplifying a process through which robust and low-cost robots can be created.