> Thanks Peter,
> I will study your suggestion.
> There is something really important that we need remember. The
> must have some equipment to scan and than they can begin reverse
> engineering. The students already have information about equipment that
> works actually.
> As you have said, I need determine the objectives of the contest.
> a problem could be a good option because I could choose an equipment that
> works badly. Maybe equipment that works well and we need another one to
> works better.
> Time, limited set of material, limited building iteration, RP
> parameters (accuracy, surface finish, and others) and structural analysis
> CAE could be good points to determine the objective, the rules and
> the projects in the contest.
> A solution to a structure that carries something to a point is a very
> interesting possibility.
> Someone else has more comments or suggestions?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Peter Blacklin <email@example.com>
> To: 'Fábio Ribeiro' <firstname.lastname@example.org>; RPML (E-mail) <email@example.com>
> Sent: Friday, January 07, 2000 12:13 PM
> Subject: RE: Rapid Prototyping Course
> > The questions you have to answer in order to get to a format for the
> contest are:
> > Is the use of these tools to show how well they can be used.
> > Is the objective to solve a problem
> > Is time an aspect of the equation.
> > If you look at other contests that are widely published on the TV the
> starting point is a basic engineering challenge.
> > The students have a limited set of materials from which to create their
> > The final contest is a forum where the contestants machines go head to
> head, capturing balls etc. This makes for a group participation in the
> > I would suggest that to maximize the use of CAD/CAE/CAM, RE and RP
> technologies the contest should be a solution to a structure that carries
> something to a point.
> > A payload could be an egg (unfrozen / unboiled of course) . The
> is to have the egg transported (shot from an air cannon) as far as
> without breaking. You have to decide if the transport system has to be
> reusable. So the idea is that you have a 4" diameter air cannon operating
> 60 psi that is going to eject the machine and payload. The students have
> devise a packaging that will allow the payload to be launched and not
> damaged of landing and the one that goes the furthest on two shots wins
> > RP could be used as a build system for the structure which adds in
> determining the properties and working within the boundaries. I see the
> systems having to be articulated for the landing phase. The limitation
> be to have the system fully designed in CAD before building and limit the
> building to 3 iterations.
> > I think you could have the system work indoors with some rule fine
> > Have fun.
> > Peter Blacklin
> > Optimum Solutions Inc.
> > 11391 Barrow Downs
> > Columbia MD 21044
> > (410) 730 3371 Tel
> > (410) 730 6359 Fax
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Patience is a virtue, but persistence to the point of success is a
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Fábio Ribeiro [SMTP:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Friday, January 07, 2000 7:14 AM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Rapid Prototyping Course
> > Hello List,
> > I am a Mechanical Engineering student and I am doing a reserch about
> > prototyping and reverse engineering. I am studing the development a of
> > Rapid Prototyping course and a Reverse Engineering course.
> > I would like to discuss with someone the contents of a rapid prototyping
> > course and details like a procedure to do a project of a prototype with
> > CAD/CAE/CAM, RE and RP technologies.
> > What do you think about the possibility of organize a championship who
> > competitors are groups of two students in a classroom?
> > What could be a good standard equipment to manufacture in this
> > ( the students must work with CAD/CAE/CAM, RE and RP technologies)?
> > What would be the rules?
> > Thanks in advance
> > Fábio
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