Gear Pump Extruder

The main project I have put my time into during my senior year is a reimagined 3D printer extruder with the potential to increase printing speeds drastically. I have been fortunate enough to have this project selected to be funded through the Jacobs Institute Innovation Catalysts grant program throughout one semester and have applied to continue this upcoming semester, Spring 2020.

Below is the poster shown during the Fall 2019 Winter Design Showcase, which details my progress made during the semester.

The design was generally a success, but had several downfalls which I plan to address in my future work - the modifications to the original design are discussed in my proposal for the Spring 2020 semester:

For greater context of the origins of the idea and a more detailed description of the problem and proposed solution, the original proposal is shown below.


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@2019. Kevin Coulson