Mechatronics Engineering Technology

Engineering Technology researchers, colleagues create patent-pending method to embed sensors in 3D-printed parts

Purdue Polytechnic’s Brittany Newell and Jose Garcia-Bravo and their colleagues created a novel wet-mixing method that allows for embedding sensors within the structure of 3D-printed parts. Their patent-pending method will aid industry in manufacturing functional parts.

Researchers aim to make conveyor belts smart, able to predict mechanical failure

Jose Garcia Bravo and Brittany Newell, assistant professors of engineering technology, along with Jose Chamorro, Santiago Guevara, Jose Solorio, Laura Vallejo and other colleagues, collaborated to design a system that predicts the health of conveyance systems in industry. Improving the reliability of conveyor belts has the potential to improve efficiencies and reduce costs in a variety of industries.