Swapnil Sinha

Swapnil Sinha
Pennsylvania State University | Penn State · Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

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Introduction
Swapnil Sinha (website: https://swapnilsinha03.com) has recently defended her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, from the Pennsylvania State University. Swapnil does research in Additive Manufacturing. Her current project is 'Design for Embedding with Additive Manufacturing for Multi-Functional Polymer Parts'. Swapnil received their Masters degree in Engineering Design in the year 2017 at Penn State.
Additional affiliations
August 2019 - present
Pennsylvania State University
Position
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
Description
  • Responsible for assistance with theoretical development and experimentation in the fundamentals of Heat Transfer for Senior students in the Mechanical Engineering Department
Education
May 2017 - August 2020
Pennsylvania State University
Field of study
  • Mechanical Engineering-Additive Manufacturing
August 2015 - May 2017
Pennsylvania State University
Field of study
  • Engineering Design
August 2011 - May 2015
Manipal Institute of Technology
Field of study
  • Mechanical Engineering

Publications

Publications (15)
Conference Paper
Additive manufacturing (AM) offers access to the entire volume of a printed artifact during the build operation. This makes it possible to embedding foreign components (e.g. sensors, motors, actuators) into AM parts, thus enabling multifunctional products directly from the build tray. However, the process of designing for embedding currently requir...
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By pausing an additive manufacturing process in mid-print, it is possible to create multifunctional structures through strategic insertion of foreign components. However, in polymer material extrusion, previous research has shown that pausing the build decreases the eventual strength of the final part, due to cooling between layers. To better predi...
Thesis
The material and design control that AM enables provides designers with opportunities to explore volume, material, time, and cost-efficient designs. One such opportunity is in-situ embedding, which enables a user to insert functional components in a part by pausing the print, inserting the component into a specially designed cavity, and then resumi...
Article
Poor strength of material extrusion additively manufactured parts has limited the process’s adoption for direct manufacturing of end-use products. These weaknesses are present at material interfaces as a result of material extrusion’s typical deposition. The variety of possible part geometries, along with the multiple toolpath options to deposit ma...
Article
Combining the excitement from the maker movement and the novel creation of deployable makerspaces, we review the development of the Mobile Atelier for Kinaesthetic Education (MAKE) 3D. MAKE 3D is a mobile makerspace platform that can be deployed anywhere there is electricity to create a curricular spectacle of digital fabrication in particular addi...
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Printed circuit boards, chemical etching, and computer numerical control milling currently dominate industrial processes for manufacturing microwave components. However, these manufacturing methods do not provide the flexibility for customization possible with additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing (AM) has the potential to fabricate microw...
Preprint
3D printing technology has played an integral part in the growth of makerspaces, showing potential in enabling the integration of art (A) with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines, giving new possibilities to STEAM implementation. This paper presents the effectiveness of a deployable mobile making platform and its curriculu...
Article
Additive manufacturing (AM) offers designers access to the entire volume of an artifact during its build operation, including the embedding of foreign objects, like sensors, motors, and actuators, into the artifact to produce multifunctional products from the build tray. However, the application of embedding requires extensive designer expertise in...
Article
Embedding with additive manufacturing (AM) is a process of incorporating functional components, such as sensors and actuators, in the printed structure by inserting them into a specially designed cavity. The print process has to be interrupted after the cavity is printed to insert the component. This allows for multifunctional structures to be crea...
Conference Paper
In-situ embedding with Additive Manufacturing (AM) enables a user to insert functional components in a part by pausing the print, inserting the component into a specially designed cavity, and then resuming the print. This introduces the capability to merge the reliable functionality of external parts into AM structures, allowing multifunctional pro...
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Purpose This paper aims to identify and quantify the effects of additive manufacturing (AM) process interruption on the tensile strength of material extrusion parts, and to find solutions to mitigate it. Design/methodology/approach Statistical analysis was performed to compare the tensile strength of specimens prepared with different process inter...
Conference Paper
Additive Manufacturing (AM) has played an integral part in the growth of makerspaces as democratization of manufacturing continues to evolve. AM has also shown potential in enabling the successful amalgamation of art (A) with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines, giving new possibilities to STEAM subjects and its implementa...
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Designing for manufacturing encourages designers to tailor products for manufacturing constraints, assembly requirements, and limited resources. The additive manufacturing (AM) process challenges traditional manufacturing constraints by building material layer-by-layer, providing opportunities for increased complexity, mass customization, multifunc...
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The layer-by- layer deposition of material in Additive Manufacturing (AM) introduces the capability for in-situ embedding of functional components into printed parts. The typical embedding process involves, i) designing the cavity for the embedded component, ii) pausing the print when the top layer of the cavity is reached, iii) manually inserting...

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Projects (2)
Project
Developing Design Guidelines for Embedding Functional components through in-situ Embedding with Additive Manufacturing