|Project Summary||Project Information|
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Additive Manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3D Printing, is a technology that has been growing rapidly within the past 5 years. The most popular form of AM is called Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). This process extrudes material layer by layer from the bottom up, melting polymer in 2D layers to make up a 3D model. Traditional FDM printers use robotic gantry systems that drive the extruder to the commanded positions. The problem with gantry systems is that the parts being printed are limited to the volume of the gantry, constraining designs to be a specific size. By replacing the fixed gantry system with a cable driven system, the build volume can be altered based on where the cables are fixed. This opens a wider range of applications that may have not been considered prior to this technology and makes scaling up much more possible. Applications include large scale architecture in remote locations, complex architecture, and residential/commercial buildings. Currently, there is one working model of a small-scale Hang Printer, but there are a few constraints that must be altered. By using a 7-connection table top system (4 platforms) the goal is to measure the cable tension of that cable configuration. The system will move in the XYZ direction.
Email: email@example.com Phone: (315)651-0014
Left to Right: Alex Boulger, Joshua Rosas, Matthew Sychtysz, Elizabeth Lysack, Jack Kong, Alexander Schuyler
|Matthew Sychtysz||Mechanical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Elizabeth Lysack||Electrical Engineeremail@example.com|
|Jack Kong||Electrical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Joshua Rosas||Computer Engineeremail@example.com|
|Alex Boulger||Mechanical Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alexander Schuyler||Mechanical Engineeremail@example.com|
Work Breakdown: By Phase
|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)
Work Breakdown: By Topic
|Project Management||Design Tools||Design Documentation||Implementation||Validation||Presentation & Dissemination|
- We would like to thank RIT, Dr. Cormier, our Faculty guide, Gary, and all the SME's for their support and guidance.