Remote MachiningIn response to COVID-19 we were able to pivot off the success of the Educational Digital Twin platform to layer live video and audio streaming as well as screensharing of the CNC control and CAD/CAM computer desktop to build an integrated environment where a remote student can observe and guide the manufacturing of their part in real- time with the local assistance of a Bechtel Center peer mentor. The remote student is able to choose between:

  1. The CNC control screen
  2. Video from inside the CNC
  3. Mobile camera for viewing stock, tool building, and the supporting mentor

During the process constant communication is happening between the mentor and student.