|Project Summary||Project Information|
Additive manufacturing has increased in popularity due to advances in 3D printing technology. A 3D printer is a device that fabricates a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model by laying down successive layers of a heated plastic. Companies that utilize 3D printing and additive manufacturing can benefit from a quicker time-to-market for a product, a decrease in engineering time due to rapid prototyping capabilities, and a decrease in the physical design constraints realized in traditional manufacturing. However, quality control of a 3D printed part is a major drawback that restricts these parts from use in high consequence applications.
The Sandia Instrumented 3D Printer project aims to eliminate quality concerns with the implementation of various sensors to monitor and control the 3D print process, resulting in a history of sensor data that will allow the part to be classified. This "part history" will be associated with various mechanical tests that verify the part's structural integrity. When this process is verified, feedback into the 3D print process will be introduced to control the quality of a part while it is being printed, resulting in less material waste and more reliable parts.
For more detailed information, please see the Project Readiness Package.
|Ryan Thorna||Electrical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mike Muldoon||Mechanical Engineeremail@example.com|
|Jonathan Eames||Electrical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Maseo Browning||Electrical Engineeremail@example.com|
|Justin Rueb||Project Leadfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jacob Lowe||Computer Engineeremail@example.com|
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|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|