Nowadays 3D printing has become a big boom. This technology is not only used in industries but also used at those places where the prototyping is an important constraint.
Printing rather than “3D printing” has bought a radical change in the world we live. Now a days 3D-Printing has gone from developing a factory need object to a medical need artificial bones and making it a “low cost” is the new area of development.
Four ME students Jitender Kumar Chaurasia, Jyoti Pal, Himanshu Singh and Jaydeep Chauhan of IIMT developed a 3D printer and relevant driver that not only counts for a cost effective output but a product that can be used by each and every one.
The 3 – Dimensional movement is accomplished by synchronization of developments in X, Y and Z direction. The Extruder nozzle is the main part of the printer in which the plastic which is in the form of filament melts and prints on a heated bed. The objective of the instrument is to ensure that this extruder nozzel will have the capacity to print anyplace inside the foreordained print volume. This component utilizes 4 stepper motors, one for X – axis development (Lateral development or Left – Right development), two for Y – axis development (back and forth development) and one for Z – axis development (Vertical development). This component utilizes single engine to control 4 lead screws to which the print bed is associated for the development in Z – axis direction. The lead screws are driven by the engine which thus moves the bed vertical way. For the development in Y – axis direction, two separate motors are utilized to move two separate carriages. For the development in X – axis direction of a single motor is utilized which is mounted onto the carriage that moves in Y – axis bearing. This system is intended for exactness, the stepper motors utilized is having determination of 0.36o , i.e., 1000 steps per revolution which provides high precision, the mechanism used for movement in Z – axis provides precision, ease of control and easy synchronization
Key Elements of Innovation:
i. A cost effectiveness solution at a low wastage of printing material
ii. The material selection of the various elements is economical
iii. The control of the mechanism becomes easy because of less number of motors