Putnam, Craig B.
Worcester Community Project Center
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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