Final year project
Investigating Ways to Reduce Waste in Resin 3D Printing [Read more]
Reducing Waste in Resin 3D Printing Using Distillation
The Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D-printing industry has seen a huge growth in the last five years - with companies promoting the development of the technology in a way that has allowed access to everyone from large companies to hobbyists. but with a lower barrier to entry, the use of SLA 3D printers has increased leading to an increase in the waster produced. the aim of this design is to reduce the amount of waste of Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) generated during the print cycle using distillation to allow users to reuse the IPA multiple times.
Home Distillation Device
With this device, users would be able to distil the used isopropyl alcohol used in the curing process to clean 3D printed parts in their homes reducing the waste produced and minimising the impact on the environment.
For safety the design uses a sealed system when in operation to eliminate the risk of exposure to IPA vapor, when you receive this device it has a stainless steel container that the user can use to clean the resin parts fresh from the printer, once the parts have been soaked in IPA container can be placed into the device where the IPA will be heated to 80 degrees where it vaporises and travels through piping passing through a chiller that condenses the vapour back into a liquid-free form the resin contaminates, this clean IPA trickles into the bottle placed at the other end where it can be stored and is ready for use for the next print cycle.
On the output side, the user can use the 1-litre bottles provided to collect the clean IPA from the outlet this works by the user sliding the bottle up the rubber guide onto the coloured bung the levering the bottle down so the shoulders rest on the supports in place to hold the bottle while it fills.
Used a range of prototypes to test user interaction points to gain insight that leads to meaning full changes in the design. The Prototypes shown were used to test ways to move a container and how the user can attach the bottle.
I am a confident and industrious designer with a passion for creating and innovating.
I am a positive and driven person that enjoys forming ideas and realising them through the design process - from ideation through to prototyping.
I have always been interested in how things work and have an enthusiasm for design that has grown throughout my design career. I enjoy finding new ways to better my abilities and strengthen my design capabilities - such as expanding my 3D printing skills during my placement year.
Final year project
Investigating Ways to Reduce Waste in Resin 3D Printing
Additive manufacturing and Hard modelling
Vital is a design consultancy with the aim to improve the traditional design cycle using modern technology and manufacturing methods to offer a faster less waste full solution. Vital auto specialises in working with large automotive brands to produce full-scale models to be shown at the Geneva car show and the majority of the parts required for this are made in house manufactured and worked on by vital.