|Project Summary||Project Information|
Today’s industries are demanding lighter and stronger materials. Carbon, glass, and Kevlar fibers are promising to deliver these benefits, however, they are typically more expensive and time-consuming to produce than traditional materials. A 3D braiding machine could combat some of these issues by reducing manual labor. Continuous Fiber capable 3D printers already exist, however they are limited to planar application of carbon fiber. Other 3D Braiding machines exist, but are far too large and expensive for everyday use or do not integrate additive manufacturing.
The goal of this project is to design and develop a prototype braider which can weave fiber across three dimensions, which meets space, cost, function, ergonomic, and safety constraints specific to our customer. In future iterations, it will integrate with additive manufacturing to produce one cohesive part.
For the original project outline, click on the following link for the Project Readiness Package.
From left to right: Angus "Gus" Guider, Ryan Walter, Asa Chambal-Jacobs, Islambek "Isaac" Mussayev, Allison Moulton, Brandon Key, Shehaab Razvi
|Asa Chambal-Jacobs||Primary Point of Contact||ISEemail@example.com|
|Angus "Gus" Guider||Primary Purchaser||MEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brandon Key||Lead Control Systems Engineer||CEemail@example.com|
|Allison Moulton||Lead Mechanical Systems Engineer||MEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Islambek "Isaac" Mussayev||Primary Facilitator||MEemail@example.com|
|Shehaab Razvi||Electrical Engineer||EEfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ryan Walter||Project Manager||MEemail@example.com|
Work Breakdown: By Phase
|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
Work Breakdown: By Topic
Please see below for links to live and/or final documents related to our project.
|Project Management||Design Tools||Design Documentation||Implementation||Validation||Presentation & Dissemination|
(also see test plans)
- The team would like to thank Dr. Cormier for initiating and sponsoring this project
- We also appreciate the insight and expertise of our guides, Alan Dawson and Sarah Brownell
- Josie Smith - Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Motor Controls and Control Systems
- Dr. Ghoneim - SME in Composites
- Pritam Poddar - SME in 3D Printing
- Alessandro Sarra - SME in networking
- Dr. Raymond Ptucha - SME in Motor Controls