Design of 3D Food Printer



Ng, Kheng Hui (2017) Design of 3D Food Printer. Final Year Project (Bachelor), Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.

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3D food printers in the market are mostly Cartesian design. For this kind of printer, it required material such as aluminium profile to build. Thus, it will be costly to fabricate the 3D food printer. Other than that, it is also complex in design cause it hard to build. Moreover, the quality of printed object by Cartesian printer are not as precise as printed by Delta printer. This is because the bed and the printer head move together during printing process that can lead to print coming loose due to constant jerks. The purpose of this project is to design and fabricate an economical 3D food printers that can be built by everyone easily. The design of the 3D food printer is much more simple than Cartesian design and the material used are easy to be found. Furthermore, aluminium profile will be eliminated in the design so that the weight of the 3D food printer will be lighter and easy to handle. The quality of the printed object will be improved by fixing the printer bed and only printer head will move x-axis, y-axis and z-axis. This project will be carried out with the help of Solidworks, Cura and Arduino. Solidworks is used to design the prototype of 3D food printer and modification will also been done on it. Cura is a software that slice the printed object into thousands or millions of layers, convert it into G-code which is understandable by the 3D printer. 3D food printer will print object according to the G-code. Arduino is a software that used to program the electronic parts. 3D food printer has been fabricated and tests have been done to ensure the rig has meet the objective stated. The results have showed that the fabricated 3D food printer has solved the problem statement above. It is more effective and efficient than current 3D food printer that exist in the market. The progress of this project needs documenting, as it can be a good reference for the next student who involve in this project as well as for a research related to the 3D food printer.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculties: Faculty of Engineering and Technology > Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Mechanical
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2019 08:48
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 08:48