Title

Fab@Home

Presenter Information

Julie Ezzell

Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Research Advisor

Leu, M. C. (Ming-Chuan)

Advisor's Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Funding Source

National Science Foundation

Abstract

The intended goal of the Fab@Home was to offer hobbyists with a way to make custom items that would satisfy their own personal interests through three dimensional printing. The three dimensional printing the Fab@Home is outputting is called Solid freeform fabrication (SFF). The Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) has the capability of transforming and modernizing manufacturing, because it allows individuals to invent and customize goods in their own homes. Even though commercial fabrication systems are successful, they are very costly. Our research goal is to use the Fab@Home machine to experiment with using two different materials to fabricate parts.

Biography

Julie is a senior in Mechanical Engineering. She was working at the Missouri S&T Bookstore, but is currently working on undergraduate research and a member of the Advanced Aero Vehicle Group. Julie has accepted an internship with Alcoa for summer 2011, and will be graduating in December 2011.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Presentation Date

06 Apr 2011, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Comments

Joint project with Tyler Thompson

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Fab@Home

Upper Atrium/Hallway

The intended goal of the Fab@Home was to offer hobbyists with a way to make custom items that would satisfy their own personal interests through three dimensional printing. The three dimensional printing the Fab@Home is outputting is called Solid freeform fabrication (SFF). The Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) has the capability of transforming and modernizing manufacturing, because it allows individuals to invent and customize goods in their own homes. Even though commercial fabrication systems are successful, they are very costly. Our research goal is to use the Fab@Home machine to experiment with using two different materials to fabricate parts.