Faculty Advisor

Apelian, Diran

Faculty Advisor

Kazantzis, Nikolaos K.

Abstract

During metal casting, cores are emplaced in the mold. Cores with high moisture content give rise to porosity in the cast part therefore impairing quality. The project goal was to create a visual humidity indicator to determine moisture content of a 3D printed core. We accomplished this by successfully incorporating phenolphthalein into sand based powder in the printing process. The success of our project will optimize digital manufacturing and metal casting by ensuring high quality cast products and improved productivity.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

MPI

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Share

COinS