Project Title

NJECT-3D

College

College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2022-05-05 12:12:10

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Honors Course

Fall 2021: 4600 461-002 (76523), Spring 2022: 4600 497-001 (10609)

Number of Credits

4

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2022

Abstract

NJECT-3D is a student initiated design project where the utilities of a 3D printer and an injection molding machine are integrated into one cohesive unit. The goal of our project was to test the limits of rapid prototyping by utilizing printed molds. We developed an automated system where a mold can be printed on a 3D printer, translated from said 3D printer to an injection molder, then compressed and injected at said injection molder to output a finalized injection molded part.

Research Sponsor

Manigandan Kannan

First Reader

Jae-Won Choi

Second Reader

Ajay Mahajan

Honors Faculty Advisor

David M. Peters

Comments

Together with a group of two electrical engineers and two computer engineers, our group of five mechanical engineers developed an automated system where 3D printed molds can be used as molds for injection molding as a single cohesive unit.

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