Originally posted on Sheridan News here
Four teams of students will represent Sheridan at the ASME Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D (IAM3D) Challenge taking place on August 2nd in Boston, MA. The four teams are among 20 finalists drawn from universities around the world, including the United States, India, Columbia and Mexico. This is the second annual IAM3D Challenge, which is sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Two Sheridan teams won a total of three awards at last year’s event. This year’s teams include a total of ten students and four professors, who serve as mentors and advisors.
The four awards in contention for awards this weekend include:
- The Audible Hockey Puck for Blind and Visually Impaired Athletes
- Rehabilitation Exoskeleton Device for a Hand (R.E.D. Hand)
- Exhaust Gas Generator
- Optimization of Air Circulator Exhaust for Maximum Airflow
ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 130,000 members in 158 countries. Thirty thousand of these members are students.
The IAM3D Challenge gives mechanical and multi-disciplinary undergraduate students around the world the opportunity to re-engineer existing products or create new designs that minimize energy consumption and/or improve energy efficiency. Students showcase their creativity by demonstrating the value added through their ingenuity, application of sound engineering design principles, and leveraging Additive Manufacturing technology to address a broad spectrum of industrial, manufacturing and humanitarian challenges.\