MORE | Spring 2021

Structural Beam Based Stereolithography for Rapid Continuous Additive Manufacturing

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Conventional traditional manufacturing involves enormous waste materials and consumes a lot of energy and time. Additive Manufacturing technologies provide a sustainable manufacturing environment and possess the ability to produce parts with 3D complex geometric shapes directly from scratch. However, most additive manufacturing produces parts in a layered manner so that it is time-consuming for material deposition and surface quality needs to improve. The proposed research is focused on developing structural beam-based 3D printing that allows non-layered, ultra-fast, and defect-less printing of objects with a wide range of applications in bio-inspired functional structures, optics, and electronics.

Student researcher

Krishna Koparde

Krishna Narayan Koparde

Mechanical engineering

Hometown: Tempe, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2021