Xinyi Xiao

Xinyi Xiao

Assistant Professor

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Education

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Industrial Engineering with Additive Manufacturing program minor
    The Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, PA
    2017–Present
  • Master of Science, Industrial Engineering
    The Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, PA
    2015–2017
  • BSc. Mechanical Engineering
    San Francisco State University
    San Francisco, CA
    2014

Research Interests

  • Automation of manufacturing processes
  • Hybrid additive manufacturing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Manufacturing optimization
  • 3D shape retrieval tool development and evaluation
  • Reverse engineering
  • Design for additive manufacturing
  • Multi-material (Functionally Graded Material) design and modeling
  • Toolpath generation for additive manufacturing
  • Heat sink design

Research and Work Experience

  • Research Assistant
    Additive Manufacturing and Reserve Engineering Lab
    The Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, PA
    Jan. 2015–Present
    • Multi-material additive manufacturing based on Directed Energy Deposition (DED) Process
    • Software for Modeling of Functionally Graded Material (FGM) Objects
    • Automatic Generate Toolpath for Building FGM parts based on DED process
    • Develop Automatic Process Planning for the Hybrid Manufacturing Process: 3+2 hybrid manufacturing
    • Develop 3D Toolpath Generation for 5-axis Additive Manufacturing Process
    • Develop Automatic Feature Based CAD Modeling Algorithm from Topology
    • Develop a Holistic Set of Measurements and Evaluations of the 3D model Search engines (NSF: #1853654)
    • Develop Toolpath for Powder Bed Fusion for minimizing Thermal Distortion
  • Research Assistant
    Engineering Design and Optimization Group (EDOG)
    The Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, PA
    Jan. 2017–Present
    • Additively Manufactured Heat Sink Design Optimization
    • Find Optimal Building Orientation for Minimizing Thermal Distortion in Powder Bed Fusion Process
    • Support Structure Generation for Minimizing Thermal Distortion based on specified building orientation on Powder Bed Fusion Process
    • Build 3D error model for metal Powder Bed Fusion System, focusing on laser deposition error
  • R&D Intern - Software Development Team Leader Xact Metal (startup)
    State College, PA
    May 2017–Aug. 2017
    • Build Toolpath Generation Software for XM 200, a Gantry System PBF metal machine
    • Develop connection interface from Magics and Autodesk, Netfabb to the XM 200C
  • Research Assistant
    Photogrammetry Lab
    The Pennsylvania State University
    University Park, PA
    May 2016–Aug. 2016
    • Build computer-aided design (CAD) file from digital images of an object - Pictures that have been taken at various angles are used to create a point cloud
    • Test the accuracy of photogrammetry based on Autodesk Remake, Matlab
  • Research Assistant
    Nano-electronics and Computer Research Laboratory
    San Francisco State University
    San Francisco, CA
    June 2014–Dec. 2014
    • Real-time edge detection of moving object by using Matlab
    • Brain modeling and implementation based on Artificial Neural Networks
  • Research Assistant
    Rapid Prototyping Lab
    San Francisco State University
    San Francisco, CA
    • Rapid plasma deposition of transition metal oxide nanostructures and thin films
    • Fused Deposition modeling Machine designing and building by using Labview and Arduino
    • Thermal plasma processing techniques to fabricate mesoscale polymer, polymer-carbon nanotube nanocomposites for energy and filtration applications

Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Paper

  • Xinyi Xiao, Sanjay Joshi. "Automatic Toolpath Generation for Heterogeneous Objects Manufactured by Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing Process." Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. 140.7 (2018): 071005
  • Xinyi Xiao, Sanjay Joshi. "Part Decomposition and Sequencing for 3+2 5-Axis Additive Manufacturing" ( Additive Manufacturing, under review)
  • Xinyi Xiao, Sanjay Joshi. "3D Toolpath Generation for 5-Axis Additive Manufacturing" ( Additive Manufacturing, under review)

Peer-reviewed Proceedings

  • Xinyi Xiao, Hanbin Xiao. "The optimal Control Method of Impulse Response in Prosthetic Leg." Second International Forum on Mechanical and Material Engineering
  • Yu Pan, Fengyi Lu, Yueyi Ling, Xinyi Xiao. "Kinematics and dynamics of pressing mechanism analysis based on MATLAB". Technology innovation and application (Vol. 6) 2014.
  • Xinyi Xiao, Shiqing Lu. "Study on Measurement of Energy Consumption for Cranes and Designing of Energy Saving Device". Applied Mechanics and Materials (Vol. 159) 2012

Manuscripts under Submission and Preparations

  • Xinyi Xiao, Sanjay Joshi "3D Model Decompositions and Sequencing on 5-Axis Hybrid Manufacturing Process". (Under submission)
  • Xinyi Xiao, Sanjay Joshi, Timothy W. Simpson. "A Fast Heuristic for Determining Build Orientation to Minimize Thermal Distortion in Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing" (Under Submission)
  • Xinyi Xiao, Byeong-Min Roh, Timothy W. Simpson "Additive Manufactured Based heat sink design optimization" (Under submission)
  • Xinyi Xiao, Sanjay Joshi. "Novel Toolpath Generation for reducing stress and deformation in Powder Bed Fusion Process" (Under Submission)
  • Xinyi Xiao, Sanjay Joshi, J. Cecil, "Critical Assessment of Shape Retrieval Tools" (Under Preparation)
  • Byeong-Min Roh, Xinyi Xiao, Timothy W. Simpson. "Porosity Detection and Reduction by In-situ monitoring and control in Powder Bed Fusion", (Under Preparation)

Patents

  • "Automatic Toolpath Generation for Heterogeneous Objects Manufactured by Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing Process", PSU 2017-4625 (Provisional Patent)
  • "A Fast Heuristic for Determining Build Orientation to Minimize Thermal Distortion in Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing", PSU 2019-4985 Under Review

Presentations

  • "Support-Free 3D Toolpath Generation for 5-axis Additive Manufacturing", ASME (IMECE), Nov. 2019
  • "A Fast Heuristic for Determining Build Orientation to Minimize Thermal Distortion in Laser Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing", Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Aug. 2019
  • "3D Model Decomposition and Sequencing on 5-Axis Hybrid Manufacturing Process", Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Aug. 2019
  • "Stress and Deformation Evaluation of Novel Toolpath in Powder Bed Fusion Process", Solid Freeforming Fabrication Symposium, Aug. 2019
  • "Part Decomposition and Sequencing for 3+2 -Axis Hybrid Manufacturing", IISE, May 2019
  • "Part Decomposition and Sequencing for 3+2 -Axis Additive Manufacturing", Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Aug. 2018
  • "A New Approach to Optimize Build Orientation for Laser Powder Bed Fusion Considering Thermal Distortion and Post Processing", Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Aug. 2018
  • "Automatic Construction of Feature Based CAD models from Topology Optimization", IISE

Posters

  • "Critical Assessment of Shape Retrieval Tools", ASME (IMECE) Nov. 2019 (NSF Poster Competition)
  • "Automatic Construction of Feature Based CAD models from Topology Optimization", College of Engineering Research Symposium (CERS), April 2018
  • "Automatic Toolpath Generation for Heterogeneous Objects Manufactured by Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing Process", College of Engineering Research Symposium (CERS), Apr. 2017

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant
IE 307: Additive Manufacturing and Reverse Engineering
Jan. 2016–Dec. 2016, Jan. 2018–May 2018, Jan. 2019–May 2019
  • Lead Students learn design processes, methods for additive manufacturing products
  • Teach computer-aided analysis tools in labs
  • Conduct lab with additive manufacturing & reverse engineering software and machines
  • Advise and lead students term-projects
  • Proficient in handling equipment, including most types of 3D printers: Stratasys 250mc, Objet 300, Formlab 1&2, Lulzbot, Makerbot, Z-corp 650 and 3D scanner

Awards

  • 2019—NSF student award in Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium(SFF)
  • 2019—College of Engineering student travel award by Penn State
  • 2019—NSF travel award in ASME (IMECE)
  • 2018—Best Poster Award from 15 th Annual College of Engineering Research Symposium
  • 2018—Second place in ASME (InterPACK) Design Challenge: AM Heat Sink Design
  • 2017—College of Engineering student travel award to IISE
  • 2014—First prize award from Engineering Research Competition in SFSU

Skills

Software

  • Cad and Design Optimization Software
    • Solidworks
    • Siemens NX
    • AutoCAD Inventor
    • Optistruct
    • nTopology
    • Meshmixer
    • SolidThinking Inspire
  • Finite Element Analysis Software
    • Autodesk Fusion
    • Netfabb
    • ANSYS
    • HyperMesh
    • Abacus
    • Comsol Multiphysics
  • Hardware Control and Simulation
    • Arduino
    • Simulink
    • Numerical Control (NC) language
    • Gcode
  • Rapid Prototyping and Reverse Engineering Software
    • Magics
    • Netfabb
    • InVesalius
    • 3D Slicer
    • Cura
    • VXelements

Programming Languages

  • Programming Languages
    • C/C++
    • Python
    • Matlab
    • openGL
    • Java
    • Visual Basic
  • Statistical Programs
    • R
    • Minitab
  • Web Programming Languages
    • JavaScript

Activities

  • 2018–2019—Volunteer at Easterly Parkway Elementary Science Fair
  • 2019—Co-Session Organizer in ASME IMECE Track: Advanced Manufacturing

Professional Societies

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
  • Women In Engineering Group (ASME)