Robotics Engineering MQP Preliminary Design Review: 3D Printer Autonomous Bed Removal

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Robotics Engineering - WPI
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Atwater Kent
United States
Floor/Room #: 
233

Robotics Engineering Program Presents

3D Printer Autonomous Bed Removal

MQP Preliminary Design Review

 
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
ATWATER KENT | RM. 233

 

Project Title: 3D Printer Autonomous Bed Removal

When: December 4th, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Where: AK 233

Abstract:

The use of desktop 3D printers has increased significantly in recent years as quality has improved and prices have dropped. Even as 3D printing has become more accessible, users are still bottlenecked by needing someone to be present to remove parts from the previous print and manually start the next. Our project will remove this limitation by designing and building an autonomous system to remove parts from a printer, store them for later collection, and manage an online queue of jobs. These components will form a reliable, user-friendly system that increases the utility and efficiency of a 3D printer.  

Team Members: Wyatt Bahm, Oliver Jay, Tom Vagnini, and Max Westwater

Advisors: Nicholas Bertozzi, Brad Miller, and Craig Putnam

DEPARTMENT(S): 
Name: 
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