ConcRIT 3.0: 3D Concrete Printer

Location

James E. Gleason Hall - 2363

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Come visit ConcRIT 3.0 as we share our progress on the continued development of a concrete printer! Prototyping is widely used during the product development cycle to get client feedback and ensure requirements are met. As most prototypes require small changes to correct problems, teams like cheap and easy processes for creating prototypes. This project aims to provide an easy method for creating concrete prototypes that also reduces waste. Concrete is a desired material for larger prototypes due to its ability to fit any mold and to provide durable prototypes. Most concrete prototyping requires either molds or the removal of material to achieve the desired shape. Both of these processes are time-consuming and have excess material waste. Our team utilized an additive method where the material is added to achieve the desired shape by developing a 3D Concrete Printer. Our design features a smooth three-axis motion system, a hopper with a concrete delivery system, and a removable print bed. Imagine RIT guests will be able to watch our team print multiple designs and learn more about how the printer works.

Location

James E. Gleason Hall - 2363

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Topics

Exhibitor
Chris Augsburger
Thomas Stryjski
Sarah Brownell
John Wellin
Jacob Meyerson
Kevin Farnand
Trevor Hrubecky
Melody Sadowski-Buca

Advisor(s)
John Wellin and Sarah Brownell

Organization
Multidisciplinary Senior Design Project


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