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Edward De Meter



  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

217 Leonhard Building


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Research Areas:


Interest Areas:

Mechanical restraint analysis, fixture design and analysis, mechanical assembly system design and analysis.





Journal Articles

  • Edward Demeter, Tripathi Varad, Andrew Armstrong, Guhaprasanna Manogharan, Timothy W Simpson, and , , 2018, "Milling of Inconel 718 Block Supports Fabricated using Laser Powder Bed Fusion", SME Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 34
  • Edward Demeter, El-Amine Lehtihet, Timothy W Simpson, Yang Lu and Rakshith Badarinath, 2018, "Experimental Sampling of the Z-Axis Error and Laser Positioning Error of an EOSINT M280 DMLS Machine", Journal of Additive Manufacturing
  • Edward Demeter and Kristopher R Doll, 2016, "Investigation of Work-piece Distortion during Photo-Polymerization of a PAAW Joint", ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science & Engineering, Vol 138, (11), pp. 20
  • Mahesh Mantena, Arnau Pisa Cloquell and Edward Demeter, 2013, "Analysis of a Laser Process for Permanently Degrading a Photo-Activated Adhesive Joint", Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 16, pp. 190-199
  • C. C. Baker and Edward Demeter, 2010, "Investigation of a Critical Irradiance Criterion for Minimizing the Cure Time of a PAW Joint", Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 24, pp. 1303-1317
  • Edward Demeter and J. S. Kumar, 2010, "Assessment of Photo-activated Adhesive Workholding (PAW) Technology for Holding "Hard-to-Hold" Workpieces for Machining", SME Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 29, (1), pp. 19-28
  • C. C. Baker and Edward Demeter, 2008, "Characterization of the Optical Transmission Losses of a Photo-Curable Adhesive During the Photo-Polymerization of a LAAG Joint", Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 22, pp. 1105-1121
  • Edward Demeter, 2004, "Characterization of the Quasi-Static Deformation Behavior of LAAG Joints Adhering Machined Steel Surfaces", ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering
  • Edward Demeter, 2004, "Activated Adhesive Gripper (LAAG) Technology and Process", SME Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 6, (2), pp. 201-214

Conference Proceedings

  • Edward Christopher De Meter, Kok Hwang Chow and Eric Marsh, 2019, "Methodology of using PAAW and the Underlying Support Network of an L-PBF Part to Faciliate Machining", Proceedings of the 47th NAMRC, Elsevier, University Pk, United States
  • Edward Demeter, Karan Arora and Haochen Xie, 2018, "Methodology for Mitigating the Impact of Adhesive Shrinkage for PAAW Technology Applications", Proceedings of the SME NAMRC 46, Elsevier, 26
  • Edward Demeter, Kristopher Doll and Karan Arora, 2017, "Influence of Curing Regimen on the Distortion of a Work-piece held by a Hybrid PAAW Fixture", Proceedings of the SME NAMRC 44, Elsevier, 5
  • Edward Demeter, Kristopher Doll and Haochen Xie, 2016, "Investigation into the use of Adhesive Fillers and Soft Start Curing to Reduce the Distortion of a Work-piece Supported by PAAW Joints", Proceedings of the SME NAMRC 45, Elsevier, 5

Research Projects

  • November 2017 -  , "Unrestricted Research Grant," (Sponsor: Blue Photon Technology & Workholding Systems LLC).

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