P17512: Xerox 3D Print Head
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Subsystem Build & Test

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Team Vision for Subsystem Level Build & Test Phase

In summary:

Test Results Summary

Mechanical designs were implemented to the plan. The print head, image loader board, and wave form generator were revealed to have underlying issues with the hardware. After expert analysis from Xerox is was found that the waveform generator was shorted. This explains the issues the team encountered when trying to get the print head to jet. The implementation of the motors is on schedule. Limit switches were added to aid in the functionality of the motor homing and safety. Currently, different positioning algorithms such as "home", "print", and "test" are being written.

Subsystem fabrication

Image Loader Board & Waveform Amplifier Chassis

Front

Front

Profile

Profile

Lengthwise

Lengthwise

Lengthwise (Reverse)

Lengthwise (Reverse)

Lengthwise (Reverse) w/ Supporting Bracket

Lengthwise (Reverse) w/ Supporting Bracket

Full Electrical Schematic

Arduino & Motor Schematic

Arduino & Motor Schematic

Fan & Lamp Schematic

Fan & Lamp Schematic

Xerox Setup Schematic

Xerox Setup Schematic

System integration

Integrated (Profile)

Integrated (Profile)

Integrated (Front)

Integrated (Front)

Test Results

Test Plan

Test Plan

Risk and Problem Tracking

Progress Report

The end status for this phase shows the tasks that we believed could be completed.

Subsystem Progress Report

Subsystem Progress Report

This phase had many more tasks to complete as were attempting to individually complete each subsystem. Below are some comments on our progress.

Plans for next phase

In the next phase, we plan to make further progress with: 1) Integrating all 3 axis directions 2) Begin our enclosure reconstruction 3) Successfully jet a small amount of ink 4) Mount the image loader board and wave form amplifier 5) Complete the encoding scheme

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