|Machine vision systems : automated inspection & metrology
||The purpose of the project was to develop a high speed, high accuracy measuring device
to aid the engineering technology department at Western Carolina University. When
something requires measurement with a high degree of accuracy a coordinate meas...
|The automated loading and detection of brachytherapy elements using non-mechanical interaction for use in prostate cancer treatment
||Within the recent resurgence of brachytherapy as treatment for prostate cancer, many new devices have been conceived in the preparation of surgical brachytherapy equipment. Specifically, this work encompasses the automated preparation of pre-loaded s...
|Comparison of two wood filler types with respect to relative shrinkage across variations in temperature, in humidity, and within wood species
||The purpose of this research was to compare two different types of wood filler (commonly known as wood putty) with respect to fill capability and relative shrinkage across varying levels of temperature and humidity. The investigation was developed ba...
|Statistical quality characterization of selective laser melting (SLM) for additive manufacturing
||Selective Laser Melting (SLM) is a relatively new technology to the rapid prototyping field. The process is unique in that it can produce rapid prototyped metal parts vs. conventional polymer three dimensional printing. The benefit of Selective Laser...