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Three Sheridan Teams Vying for Top Honours at Inaugural IAM3D Challenge

Nov 12, 2014

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) launched the Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D (IAM3D) Challenge earlier this year, inviting mechanical engineering and multi-disciplinary students from around the world to submit their proposals for re-engineering existing products or inventing new models that will minimize energy consumption and/or improve energy efficiency.

Three teams of Sheridan students are among the 24 finalists, selected  from entries submitted by over 100 universities around the world. The finalists will present their designs and business case to a panel of judges on November 15 at the ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Montreal.

The three Sheridan teams comprise the following members:

The Winds of Change (wind turbine blades)

Hargurdeep Singh, Mechanical Engineering Design and Drafting and Project Manager

Radhika Sagar, Mechanical Engineering (University of Toronto)

Narges Balouchestani Asli,Mechatronics ( University of Toronto)

Faculty Advisor:  Scott Currie

Waste Water Pipe Turbine Power System

Amanjot Singh, Mechanical Engineering Technician

Simrat Kaur, Electromechanical Engineering Technology

Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Godfrey Onwubolu

The 3D Printed Live Rock

Hituvan Lachar, Mechanical Engineering Technician

Randeep Singh Mann, Mechanical Engineering Technician

Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Hossein Ahari

Prizes will be awarded in five categories:  Best Overall Design, Best Innovation, Best re-engineered/Multi-disciplinary Collaboratively Designed Product, Best Freshman Design, and Best Verbal Presentation.

The IAM3D Challenge is taking place under the leadership of Dr. Farzad Rayegani, Associate Dean of Sheridan’s School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and Chair of the ASME Committee on Additive Manufacturing. Dr. Rayegani was appointed Chair in October, 2013.  “The IAM3D Challenge is an opportunity to showcase student innovation and inventiveness in applying engineering design principles and leveraging additive manufacturing capabilities to address a broad range of industrial, manufacturing and humanitarian challenges,” he said.

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About ASME:

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.

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