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In the current landscape, computer-aided design (CAD) and computer numerical control (CNC) technologies have greatly enhanced manufacturing processes, allowing rapid and high-precision production. This project will focus on recreating a Wankel engine rotor, using SolidWorks for design and Mastercam for Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) simulations. The process begins with SolidWorks, which is used for a template of a high-precision rotor model. Mastercam is then utilized for the CAM programming, allowing for the creation of intricate tool paths and tool usage simulations. This approach is vital for complex objects like the Wankel engine rotor, which demands high precision. The primary objective of this project is to deepen understanding and proficiency in CAM, in this case, for a more complex piece.


This poster was presented at the 39th Semi-Annual Dr. Janet Liou-Mark Honors & Undergraduate Research Scholars Poster Presentation on Dec. 6, 2023. Mentor: Prof. Zayed Saleh (Mechanical Engineering Technology).



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