Design and Fabrication of 3D metal printer using Fused Deposition Modeling.

Authors

Mahesh.R, Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore – 641032, Tamilnadu, India.

Selva Palanivel Rajan.K.L, Vimal Haasan.V, Vivek Arvind.M, Sankaramoorthy.S – UG Scholars
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore – 641032, Tamilnadu, India.

Abstract

Three-dimensional printing is the method wherein the object is printed as a 3D net shape product with the aid of laying of additive layers of the material. It is the part of Rapid Prototyping where a mechanized technique is employed to manufacture 3D objects in a quicker manner. The blueprints for the object are to be printed are stored on the personal computer which is connected to the 3D printer. Now an entire model can be created in a unique process by the usage of 3D printing. We have created a 3D printer that can be used to print metal objects by using soft metals. 3D parts can be made through the melting of metal wires at sufficient temperature by using a Coil Heater. This paper describes about 3D printing through the Fused Deposition Modeling technique. The 3D printer is extensively used in a variety of industries like Engineering, Construction, Medical industries, Aerospace, etc.