Faculty Advisor

Putnam, Craig B.

Center

WORC / Worcester Community Project Center

Abstract

Automation can be applied to many different disciplines including 3D printing. This project applies automation to a 3D printer farm with the goal of removing the need for human interactions. The robot incorporated into the system, the Fanuc 200iB, is used for removing the plates from the printer, placing completed prints onto a cooling rack and placing new plates onto the printer. A management system consisting of an Arduino, a Raspberry Pi and a Repetier server is used for coordinating the movements of system elements.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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