|Project Summary||Project Information|
Currently, 3-dimensional (3D) concrete printers are used to print large-scale structures such as houses. Students of Multidisciplinary Senior Design (MSD) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) do not have an efficient and accurate way to prototype medium-scale concrete objects. A 3D concrete printer will be designed that uses a computer-controlled motion system to deposit a prepared mixture of concrete along a planned path in a uniform and controlled flow. This would enable low cost prototyping for MSD teams at RIT. The concrete dispenser mechanism is mobile and moves through space to deposit on a recipient surface. The industry standard machine language, G-code, will be used.
The primary goal of this project is to design a medium scale 3D concrete printing solution for fast concrete prototyping without molds. This project is expected to have the following benefits.
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Back row from the left: Alex Kelly, Alexander Pegot Ogier, Nick Claver, Chad tenPas. Front row from the left: Seth Deane, Amiee Jackson, Mary McCombs, Joe Bragg.
|Alexander Pegot Ogier||ISEE||Facilitatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Seth Deane||CE||Documentation Masteremail@example.com|
|Amiee Jackson||ME||Systems Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Joseph Bragg||EE||Co-Project Manageremail@example.com|
|Alex Kelly||CE||Co-Project Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Work Breakdown: By Phase
|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
Build & Test Prep (1 Dimension)
Subsystem Build & Test (Mixture Development)
Integrated System Build & Test (2 Dimensions)
Work Breakdown: By Topic
|Project Management||Design Tools||Design Documentation||Implementation||Validation||Presentation & Dissemination|
Cost - $1500
Pugh Concept Selection
Design Review Documents
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