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ATMAE Conference

2013 ATMAE CONFERENCE

November 21-23, 2013

New Orleans, Louisianna

Six students and five faculty members attended and presented at the 2013 ATMAE Conference in New Orleans. Below are the titles of the presentations presented at the conference.

The students that attended are: Mr. Andy Austin, MSETM, Ms. Sumbul Khan, MSTEM, Miss Morgan Armistead, Architectural Science, Mr. Brandon Staves, Advanced Manufacturing, Mr. Justin Edwards-Page, Advanced Manufacturing and Miss Breanne Vergonet, Biology.
The faculty members that attended are: Dr. Greg Arbuckle, AMS, Dr. Muhammad Jahan, AMS, Dr. Mark Doggett, AMS, Ms. Shahnaz Aly, AMS, Dr. Les Pesterfield, Chemistry.

Presentations:

IMPROVING PROCESS CAPABILITY IN A COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING (CIM) CELL WITH THE USE OF A RENISHAW 40-2 SPINDLE PROBE
In order to improve process capability in a CIM cell, in-process measuring devices - a Renishaw 40-2 spindle probe used in conjunction with a CNC Hass Mini Mill - can be integrated into the cell to eliminate compounding variation.
Mr. Andrew Austin, Dr. Gregory Arbuckle, Dr. Muhammad Jahan, Western Kentucky University

TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT COMPETENCY MODEL
A presentation of research on the perceptions of ATMAE membership with regard to technology management competencies and their relevance to accreditation and the CTM exam.
Dr. Mark Doggett, Western Kentucky University

IMPROVING PEDAGOGICALLY-BASED LABORATORY LEARNING
E-learning in pedagogically-based laboratory learning, with information on advances in multimedia that enhance the lab, and the effectiveness of incorporating technology and multimedia in instructional methods compared to traditional instruction.
Ms. Sumbul Khan, Dr. Greg Arbuckle, Western Kentucky University

AN INVESTIGATIVE STUDY OF RAPID PROTOTYPING AND TRADITIONAL MODEL BUILDING IN THE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO
A presentation of examples of models created using both traditional model building techniques and rapid prototyping. A comparative analysis will also be put forward with regards to (1)
process flow, (2) time, (3) material and (4) precision.
Miss Morgan Armistead, Ms. Shahnaz Aly, Western Kentucky University

A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE MACHINABILITY OF TITANIUM ALLOY (TI-6AL-4V) USING CONVENTIONAL FLOOD COOLANT AND MINIMUM QUANTITY LUBRICATION (MQL)
Evaluation of the suitability of using flood coolant and MQL in machining of titanium alloy (Ti-6Al-4V). The identification of optimum parameters for machining of titanium alloy will enhance the use of this material in aerospace applications.
Dr. Muhammad Jahan, Dr. Greg Arbuckle, Western Kentucky University

A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE MICRO-TURNING OF COPPER, BRASS, AND ALUMINUM
A study exploring the differences of surface finishes when altering various parameters. A comparison between the dimensional accuracy and surface finish to the parameters will be made to determine the optimum parameters for an optimum product.
Mr. Brandon Staves, Dr. Muhammad Jahan, Dr. Greg Arbuckle, Western Kentucky University

ASSIGNED TEXTBOOKS OF ATMAE-ACCREDITED TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS
Textbooks used in 84 ATMAE-accredited technology management programs were documented and analyzed factoring in commonalities, and variations between degree programs. The results identify the most critical textbooks, authors and areas of inquiry.
Dr. Mark Doggett, Ms. Sumbul Khan, Western Kentucky University

IDENTIFICATION OF OPTIMAL CUTTING PARAMETERS IN MICRO MILLING OF OFHC (OXYGEN FREE HIGH CONDUCTIVITY) COPPER TO PRODUCE MICRO CHANNELS
A study identifying the most effective cutting parameters for machining micro-channels in OFHC copper, and the effect of different machining parameters on the material removal rate, surface finish, and dimensional accuracy of the micro-channels.
Mr. Daniel Puckett, Dr. Greg Arbuckle, Dr. Muhammad Jahan, Western Kentucky University

MAJOR CHANGES FOR ATMAE CERTIFICATION - NEW PLATFORM, NEW EXAM MODULES, GREATER INDUSTRY INVOLVEMENT!
The ATMAE certification program is being reconfigured to better meet industry, government, and education needs. The presenters will highlight major changes in the structure of the program, including accreditation of ATMAE's program. The presenters will entertain questions from the audience at the end of the
presentation.
Dr. Mark Miller, Chair, ATMAE Certification Board, University of Texas at Tyler, Dr. A. Mark Doggett, ATMAE Technology Management Exam Commission, Western Kentucky University, Mrs. Mindy Fernandes, ATMAE Certification Program Manager

CREATING 3D POURBAIX DIAGRAM MODELS
The presentation will introduce 2D Pourbaix diagrams by describing their construction and use and then outline the challenges and development of 3D Pourbaix diagram models for magnesium, aluminum and iron.
Mr. Justin Edwards-Page, Ms. Breanne Vergonet, Dr. Les Pesterfield, Western Kentucky University

SCANNING TUNNELING MICROSCOPY (STM) AS A TOOL FOR NANO-FABRICATION
The step-by-step processes of fabricating nano-features with Scanning Tunneling Microscopy. Gain insight into the physics and material removal mechanism of the nano-EM process, and how nano-EM can fabricate arrays of nano-features in any pattern.
Dr. Muhammad Jahan, Western Kentucky University

INTEGRATING MICRO-ELECTRO-DISCHARGE MACHINING WITH CONVENTIONAL MICROMACHINING: DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE HYBRID MICROFABRICATION TECHNIQUES
A presentation on the necessity of hybrid microfabrication techniques and research on process development for integrating micro-EDM with three conventional micromachining processes: micro-turning, micro-milling and micro-grinding.
Dr. Muhammad Jahan, Western Kentucky University

2013 ATMAE Conference Luncheon
2013 ATMAE Conference Luncheon
 
Ms. Sumbul Khan and Dr. Mark Doggett presenting at the 2013 ATMAE Conference
Ms. Sumbul Khan and Dr. Mark Doggett presenting at the 2013 ATMAE Conference
 
ATMAE Students on Bourbon St.
ATMAE Students on Bourbon St.
 

ATMAE National Conference 2011

WKU Graduate Student Adam Ray being sworn in to the ATMAE Executive Board as the national student representative, replacing Josh Ferriell (left), a WKU MSETM graduate.

 

Check out footage from the 2011 robotics competition here!

 

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