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3D printing is a process by which a product is built layer by layer using raw materials. Current commercial 3D printers have a relatively small print volume of 8in x 8in x 8in. Most commercial printers are also limited to a single filament per print, restricting the possibility of multicolor or multi-material models. This project worked to develop a filament-based 3D printer that utilized a larger print space than commonly available, is able to fabricate printed parts requiring two or more colors, and is capable of operating multiple hotends simultaneously. We successfully developed a 3D printer with a print volume of 36in x 18in x 9in, capable of printing one large object in multiple colors from a palette of 16 or three smaller single color models simultaneously.

  • This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
  • E-project-042617-190433
  • 2016
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  • 2016-04-26
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