Faculty Advisor

Narra, Sneha Prabha

Abstract

The goal of this project is to design a hydraulically actuated arm specifically for additive manufacturing. Hydraulics systems require a manifold to direct fluid from the pump to the actuators and back to the reservoir tank. Design for additive manufacturing enables the manifold to be integrated into the structural member of the arm and have optimized flow paths that are impossible to produce using traditional manufacturing methods. I have produced several polymer prototypes to directly compare the performance of the designed for additive manufacturing part with the traditional hydraulic manifold.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-19

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

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Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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