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- ItemA novel solution for diagnostic printing(AUT University, 2011) Barr, K; Diegel, O; Parker, S; Henry, S
- ItemComputerized sales assistants: the application of computer technology to measure consumer interest - a conceptual framework(California State University, 2008) Shergill, GS; Sarrafzadeh, A; Diegel, O; Shekar, AThis paper describes a computerized intelligent sales assistant that gives sales personnel the ability to allocate their time where it will produce the best results, both for the customer, and for the business. Upon entering the shop, a potential customer has his features scanned and analyzed by the computer and the customer is categorized as a browser, future customer, potential customer or buyer. The customers‟ facial data are also used to retrieve their details, if available, from the shop‟s database, and the data are used to determine whether a human sales assistant is required. The intelligent assistant‟s expression recognition feature would also tell the sales personnel whether or not the customer requires or desires assistance in the first place. The paper also proposes a scenario whereby the system could be used to give online sales systems the ability to automatically tailor the services they offer to the customer based on their facial reactions. While browsing the contents of an e-shop, a customer has his facial expressions scanned and analyzed by the computer and, based on the results, the system can suggest further products that may be of interest to the customer. This, for the customer, can mean being directed to products they have been recognized to be more interested in, resulting in savings in time. The framework described in this paper could also be used for applications such as new product screening, marketing and advertising. This paper describes the theoretical and conceptual framework for such an intelligent sales assistant and discusses the technology used in its implementation.
- ItemCurved layer fused deposition modeling(Sabinet, 2010) Singamneni, S; Diegel, O; Huang, B; Gibson, I; Chowdhury, RCurrent Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technologies deposit material as flat layers. The result is a “stair-case” effect on non-vertical or horizontal surfaces, and compromised part strength because of weakness between the laminations. This paper describes a FDM method through which layers of build material are deposited as curved layers following the shape of the part, thus removing the stair-case effect and creating parts that have an even strength distribution over their entire surface. Support material is first deposited as conventional flat layers, and build material is then deposited over the support structure following the curves of the part. The paper discusses a proof of concept of the system, the algorithms used to generate the curve paths for the deposition head, and examines the challenges and possibilities of this technology, including the capability of including composite materials.
- ItemCurved layer fused deposition modeling in conductive polymer additive manufacturing(Trans Tech Publications, 2011) Diegel, O; Singamneni, S; Huang, B; Gibson, IThis paper describes a curved-layer additive manufacturing technology that has the potential to print plastic components with integral conductive polymer electronic circuits. Researchers at AUT University in New Zealand and the National University of Singapore have developed a novel Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) process in which the layers of material that make up the part are deposited as curved layers instead of the conventional flat layers. This technology opens up possibilities of building curved plastic parts that have conductive electronic tracks and components printed as an integral part of the plastic component, thereby eliminating printed circuit boards and wiring. It is not possible to do this with existing flat-layer additive manufacturing technologies as the continuity of a circuit could be interrupted between the layers. With curved-layer fused deposition modeling (CLFDM) this problem is removed as continuous filaments in 3 dimensions can be produced, allowing for continuous conductive circuits.
- ItemEvaluation of the thermal behaviour of bevelled cutting inserts using a numerical approach(Sage Publications, 2007-11-01) Singamneni, SB; Singh, D; Littlefair, G; Diegel, O; Gupta, OP; Chattopadhyay, ABThe nose geometry of a hard and brittle metal cutting tool is generally modified in order to avoid the premature failure due to fracture under tensile stresses. While most research findings point to a favourable mechanical load pattern, the possible influence of the shape of the geometry on the thermal fields and the consequent changes in the stressed state of the tool seem to have attained less attention. The present work aims at establishing the thermal behaviour of bevelled tools under varying geometrical and process parameters. Data generated from statistically designed experiments and quick-stop chip samples are coupled to conduct numerical investigations using a mixed finite and boundary element solution to obtain the temperature distribution in bevelled carbide inserts. Due consideration is given to the presence of the stagnation zone and its size and shape. While the cutting forces and temperatures increased owing to the blunt shape of the tool, the possible absence of tensile stresses was found to be the likely effect of a more uniform temperature distribution resulting from a significant plastic contact on the principal flank and the consequent flank heat source. The characteristic low-temperature zones close to the nose of the conventional tool are taken over by the stagnation zone in bevelled tools.
- ItemGetting rid of the wires: Curved Layer Fused Deposition Modeling in Conductive Polymer Additive Manufacturing(Trans Tech Publications, 2011) Diegel, O; Singamneni, S; Huang, B; Gibson, IThis paper describes an additive manufacturing technology that has the potential to print plastic components with integral conductive polymer electronic circuits. This could have a major impact in the fields of robotics and mechatronics as it has the potential to allow large wiring looms, often an issue with complex robotic systems, to be printed as an integral part of the products plastic shell. This paper describes the development of a novel Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) process in which the layers of material that make up the part are deposited as curved layers instead of the conventional flat layers. This opens up possibilities of building curved plastic parts that have conductive electronic tracks and components printed as an integral part of the plastic component, thereby eliminating printed circuit boards and wiring. It is not possible to do this with existing flat layer additive manufacturing technologies as the continuity of a circuit could be interrupted between the layers. With curved-layer fused deposition modeling (CLFDM) this problem is removed as continuous filaments in 3 dimensions can be produced, allowing for continuous conductive circuits.
- ItemGlobalisation ghosts and the gatekeepers [Book Review](Pacific Media Centre, 2011-05) Robie, DA review of the second edition of the book 'Dateline Earth: Journalism as if the Planet Mattered' by Kunda Dixit is presented. Dixit argues that his provocatively titled book encourages global journalists to be 'more attached' to the story on conflict, environment, development, poverty, deprivation or disaster. The reviewer suggests that the book was an inspiring, daunting and prophetic, insight into global journalism.
- ItemHigh Risks for Fiji Divers in Pacific Documentary 'Disturbing'(Pacific Media Centre, Creative Industries Research Institute, AUT University, 2016-03-06) Milligan, CThis is a report from the Pacific International Documentary Festival 2016, held in Tahiti in January/February 2016. It discusses the festival and focuses on how documentary can draw attention to political issues in the Pacific, centring on the film 'Les Salaires des Profondeurs', a film which shows the lives and suffering of deep-sea divers working in Fiji. http://asiapacificreport.nz/2016/03/06/high-risks-for-fiji-fishermen-in-pacific-documentary-disturbing
- ItemJournalists at risk: news media perspectives(Pacific Media Centre, AUT University, 2010-05) Robie, D; Edwards, B; Field, M; Bennett, C; Stephenson, JOn May 22, 2009, Massey University’s Wellington campus hosted many speakers addressing the conference on war reporting jointly organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Media speakers included Television New Zealand’s Sunday programme reporter Cameron Bennett; Radio NZ political editor Brent Edwards; Fairfax NZ reporter Michael Field; Fairfax Media editorial development manager Clive Lind; Pacific Media Centre director and AUT University associate professor Dr David Robie; freelance foreign correspondent Jon Stephenson; and Radio NZ International news editor Walter Zweifel. Commentaries, in some cases transcribed from recordings of proceedings, have been abridged. This transcript was compiled by Massey journalism programme lecturer Alan Samson.
- ItemMIJT 2010 conference papers and proceedings [Editorial](Pacific Media Centre, 2011-01) Robie, DConference proceedings of the Media, Investigative Journalism and Technology (MIJT) international conference at AUT University, Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand, on 4/5 December 2010. ISBN 978-1-877314-94-0. Published by the Pacific Media Centre. All conference abstracts were peer-reviewed for oral delivery; in addition full papers were peer-reviewed where indicated for the conference proceedings. Other papers were peer-refereed for the conference-related May 2011 edition of the Pacific Journalism Review (v17 n1) research journal.
- ItemReinventing muckraking [Editorial](Creative Industries Research Institute, 2011-05) Robie, DJournalists need to be highly committed and determined when pursuing an issue in an investigative way because they inevitably will be confronted with considerable pressures. These pressures include resistance from publishers and editors due to time and resource constraints, threats from those under scrutiny and legal and contractual complications after publication or broadcast. Investigative journalists, particularly in New Zealand and the Pacific, where investigative journalism is in decline, risk being isolated when attempting vigorous Fourth Estate-styled reportage.
- ItemTools for sustainable product design: additive manufacturing(Canadian Center of Science and Education, 2010) Diegel, O; Singamneni, S; Reay, S; Withell, AThe advent of additive manufacturing technologies presents a number of opportunities that have the potential to greatly benefit designers, and contribute to the sustainability of products. Additive manufacturing technologies have removed many of the manufacturing restrictions that may previously have compromised a designer’s ability to make the product they imagined. Products can also be extensively customized to the user thus, once again, potentially increasing their desirability, pleasure and attachment and therefore their longevity. As additive manufacturing technologies evolve, and more new materials become available, and multiple material technologies are further developed, the field of product design has the potential to greatly change. This paper examines how aspects of additive manufacturing, from a sustainable design perspective, could become a useful tool in the arsenal to bring about the sustainable design of consumer products.