Investigate the effect of additive manufacturing process parameters to develop customized 3D printed parts
Ang, Lucinda Bi Shuang
Date of Issue2017
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
In this report, the design parameters of the customised part to be 3D printed in relation to the existing part which it is printed on are explored. The aim is to explore the use of additive manufacturing technology for supporting customised components and parts in the aerospace industry specifically to unmanned aerial vehicles which application is gaining significance in many sectors. The technology chosen to be explored is Optomec’s Aerosol Jet Printing Technology. Design methodologies and SOLIDWORKS simulation were applied in the design phase of the customised component which is a strain gauge to be incorporated onto the Quad-copter for the purpose of health monitoring of its structure. The sensor is applied to a commercially available mid-size Quad-copter. The project involves designing, manufacturing and testing. SOLIDWORKS, AutoCAD, design and manufacturing knowledges were applied throughout the course of this report. The outcome of the report demonstrates and validates the usefulness of the chosen 3D printing technology for the purpose of developing customised components for unmanned aerial vehicles.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University