College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2024-06-04 07:25:43


Aerospace Systems Engineering

Honors Course

ASE 491

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2024


An ABS Carbon Fiber blend was printed into single walled hexagons at a variety of settings on a Cincinnati BAAM large format 3D printer. These hexagons were then cut down into sheets and had tensile and flexural test samples cut out of them, in order for materials testing to be performed. Tensile strength, tensile strain, young’s modulus, flexural strength, deflection and elastic modulus were all determined. A desktop CNC machine and a planer were purchased for the manufacturing of these samples, and an efficient cutting procedure was designed and optimized. After all data collection concluded, this data was thoroughly analyzed, furthering Additive Engineering Solutions’ understanding of the materials they print with, and how certain print settings affect those materials.

Research Sponsor

David Peters

First Reader

Austin Schmidt

Second Reader

Jay Evanovich

Honors Faculty Advisor

Scott Sawyer

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