College of Engineering (COE)
Date of Last Revision
Mechanical Engineering - Cooperative Education
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
This project's goal was to design and build an affordable desktop filament extruder that can precisely and consistently extrude filament to a certain tolerance acceptable for 3D printers using wasted printing material. The group is partnering with an on campus organization focusing on engineering applications for sustainable futures. Zips Precious Plastics is a student run design group that intends to bring an innovation space on campus to help educate students about the importance of a closed looped system within plastic manufacturing.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Cole, Patrick, "Zips Precious Plastics: Plastic Extruder" (2020). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1050.