College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2024-06-04 07:22:03


Mechanical Engineering

Honors Course

MECE 497

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2024


Partnered with Lauren Novak we are doing our senior design project on optimizing metal 3D printing with the company nVent. A brief scope of the project is that nVent uses a metal 3D printer to create tooling that is used in a hydraulic pressed and used to create iterations of prototypes during the design process. We will be researching how to decrease the amount the time of the 3D print while doing load tests with v­blocks, wiping tools, and a rib tool. The tests will be on the tooling made using different parameters including infill density, infill geometry, wall thickness, roof and floor thickness, and any others that can decrease the amount of time while keeping the needed strength of the tooling.

Research Sponsor

Jae-Won Choi

First Reader

David Peters

Second Reader

Gopal Nadkarni

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dane Quinn

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