Combined research and curriculum development of nontraditional manufacturing

Y. Lawrence Yao, Gary J. Cheng, K. P. Rajurkar, Radovan Kovacevic, Steve Feiner, Wenwu Zhang

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Nontraditional manufacturing (NTM) is becoming increasingly important in modern engineering. Therefore, it is important to develop up-to-date pedagogic materials for the area. This paper reports collaborative efforts among three universities in such a development sponsored by National Science Foundation of USA. The features of the development include systematic introduction, recent research results, and web implementation with interactive capabilities. This paper is based on an extensive web based course with animations, including Java applets, Shockwave animations, VRML animations, and QuickTime movies. The development is aimed at upper level undergraduate and introductory graduate students. Areas of focus include Laser Material Processing, Electrical Discharge Machining, Electro-Chemical Machining, and Abrasive Water Jet Machining. Cross process innovation are also presented. Needs for further pedagogic developments are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-376
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Phytoremediation
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2005


  • Cross process innovation
  • Curriculum development
  • Interactive
  • Nontraditional Manufacturing
  • Web-based

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution
  • Plant Science


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