Tuesday, August 26, 2014

URSP Student Jeffrey Bynum Researches How to Construct Designs Using 3D Printers

My project consists of how to construct designs using 3D printers for engineering educational purposes focusing on machine parameters, part tolerances, material properties, and troubleshooting print failures. This week, I began assembling a scaled version of the AISC sculpture seen here. Every part of the design (minus the bolts) was 3D printed in an attempt to mirror challenges such as hole, assembly, and connection tolerances faced by structural, mechanical, and civil engineering disciplines. These details were subsequently logged to help others when addressing similar issues regarding 3D prints.