Title

Rotary 3D Printer/Additive Lathe

Lead Author Major

Mechanical Engineering

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Kyle Watson

Faculty Mentor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Abstract/Artist Statement

The purpose of this project is to design and fabricate a rotating cylinder 3D printer that allows manufacturing of complex cylindrical structures. Standard cartesian, extruded filament 3D printers have limited capability to produce strong parts due to z-axis layering and have trouble printing vertical lattice structures without plastic drooping. To address these limitations, a 3D printing lathe has been developed which prints on a removable rotating cylindrical surface. The project successfully met objectives to develop the mechanical motion system, extrude PLA plastic, and control the printer with GCode instructions.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

7-5-2020 2:30 PM

End Date

7-5-2020 4:00 PM

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May 7th, 2:30 PM May 7th, 4:00 PM

Rotary 3D Printer/Additive Lathe

School of Engineering & Computer Science

The purpose of this project is to design and fabricate a rotating cylinder 3D printer that allows manufacturing of complex cylindrical structures. Standard cartesian, extruded filament 3D printers have limited capability to produce strong parts due to z-axis layering and have trouble printing vertical lattice structures without plastic drooping. To address these limitations, a 3D printing lathe has been developed which prints on a removable rotating cylindrical surface. The project successfully met objectives to develop the mechanical motion system, extrude PLA plastic, and control the printer with GCode instructions.