Engineering students at AUD designed and implemented a computer-controlled manufacturing device
Three students from the Faculty of Engineering at the American University in Dubai designed and implemented a computer-controlled manufacturing device.

The students are: Raveena Kriplani (India), Daeyoung Kim (Korea) and Abdullah Karanib (Syria).

Dr. Alaa Ashmawy, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, cited that the diverse nationalities within the team greatly contributed to their success, as each students offers a unique perspective. The device will be placed in the manufacturing laboratory of the Engineering School, to facilitate the preparation of their upcoming projects.

Dr. Salem Haggag, Chair of Mechanical Engineering Department, praised the efforts of the students in designing and manufacturing this device. The device is connected to the computer, which operates as the automated control center to complete any activities, thus eliminating manual intervention.

The students completed the project in record time, indicating their ability to achieve their goals under challenging conditions. Their workmanship as team is pronounced in their production of an excellent manufacturing of this device.

"The components were manufactured using a three-dimensional printer, which reduced the cost of manufacturing it," says student Abdullah Karanib. Supporting this idea, he discussed the development of the device "The design and implementation of the device took three months. We took advantage of the experience we gained during the study at the university as mechanical engineers in completing this project. Although we faced some difficulties but our supervisor helped us overcome them, and we were able to manufacture all parts of the device ourselves, except for an electronic piece was imported in accordance with the specifications required for the device”.

Daeyoung Kim, said the device costs about $700 which represents 10% of the value of a similar device in the market. He praised the level of curricula at the university and the quality of the faculty that supported his colleagues to produce the device. The project was considered the best project among the graduation batch this year. Mr. Kim expressed his anticipation to continuing his Master’s studies in South Korea.

Raveena Kriplani said the teaching style at the university urges students to rely on themselves and look for solutions, and offers the opportunity to acquire skills and creative thinking, all of which led to the success of the team. “Through this experience I found a job immediately after graduation” said Raveena Kriplani.

It is considered a graduation project that has obtained the highest grades of approval from the jury.