P18676: Upcycling of 3D Printing Waste
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The student makerspace at the RIT Construct provides 3-D Printing solutions for students and faculty. Currently, there is a great deal of waste involved in the 3-D Printing process, in addition to lack of recyclable material. Consequently, an improvement to the current process is required. The goal of this project is to develop a filament extruder that can accept recycled material as well as new raw material. It's essential that the filament is spooled at a specific diameter and that the system is safe and easy to use.

Project Name
Upcycling of 3D Printing Waste
Project Number
P18676
Start Term
Fall 2017
End Term
Spring 2018
Faculty Guide
Susan Farnand - Susan.Farnand@rit.edu
Faculty Guide
Chris Leibfried - cvlddm@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Mike Buffalin - mjbovpr@rit.edu
Sponsor (financial support)
RIT Construct

Team Members

Group P18676 - Maria Echavarria, Dylan Currier, Adam Kristan, Tim Salecky

Group P18676 - Maria Echavarria, Dylan Currier, Adam Kristan, Tim Salecky

Member Role Contact
Maria Echavarria Industrial Engineer [Email: mxe9719@rit.edu]
Tim Salecky Mechanical Engineer [Email: tss1038@rit.edu]
Adam Kristan Mechanical Engineer [Email: axk8385@rit.edu]
Dylan Currier Mechanical Engineer [Email: dsc2238@rit.edu]

Information

Work Breakdown: By Phase

MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

Imagine RIT

Gate Reviews

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)

Work Breakdown: By Topic

Project Management Design Tools Design Documentation Implementation Validation Presentation & Dissemination

PRP

Requirements

Schedule

Cost

Risk Management

Problem Management

Communication & Minutes

Use Cases

Benchmarking

Functional Decomposition

Morphological Chart

Pugh Concept Selection

BOM

Mechanical Drawings

Electrical Schematics

Software Diagrams

Facility Layout

Manuals

Mockups

Test Fixtures

Prototyping

Test Plans

Analysis Results

Simulations

Test Results

Design Review Documents

Technical Paper

Poster

Imagine RIT Exhibit

Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge Mike Buffalin for his incredible support and valuable feedback throughout the development of this project.

We would also like to acknowledge our guides, Susan Farnand and Chris Leibfried. Their hard work and guidance have helped steer our project in the right direction and provided us with a solid base to advance towards our goals.

Special thanks to Dave Haakens and the Precious Plastics team for providing us with fresh ideas and extremely valuable information. More info regarding the Precious Plastics project can be found below: https://preciousplastic.com/en/info/about.html