Design for Direct Digital Manufacturing Competition


      IME team�s design has been awarded Second Place in the 2011 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Design for Direct Digital Manufacturing Competition. It was very competitive but our IME team achieved a great accomplishment. Total of 20 entrees were sent to the competition from the following schools:
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Utah State University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Central Michigan University
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Sabanci University (Turkey)
  • Walla Walla University (Washington)
  • VIT University (India)
      IME team's design is a customizable ceiling fan with adjustable blade angles to allow multiple flow rate settings, rather than a multiple speed motor. The design is being made with three main goals in mind:
  • Adjustable blade angles
    • Customizable blade adjustment knob
  • Simplified secondary components
    • Single speed motor
    • Single on/off switch
    • No additional wiring/switches, compared with traditional fans
  • Minimal Assembly
      The team applied the direct digital manufacturing technology to realize these design goals. The team was made of four undergraduate IME students advised by Dr. Lee.

Team Members