College of Engineering (COE)

Date of Last Revision

2020-05-05 05:34:57


Mechanical Engineering - Cooperative Education

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020


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.

Research Sponsor

Gopal Nadkarni

First Reader

Scott Sawyer

Second Reader

Siamak Farhad

Honors Faculty Advisor

Gopal Nadkarni



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