Integrating 3D printing into agricultural mechanics courses to enhance the STEM initiative

Agricultural mechanics has been identified as an excellent venue to enhance STEM education. Students enrolled in AGEDS 388 & 488 has the opportunity to utilize experiential learning through hands-on applications. This proposal is requesting the addition o

The AFINIA H-Series 3D Printer provides a true “Plug and Play” 3D printing experience. The AFINIA 3D Printer comes fully assembled with easy to install software for both the PC and Mac. The 3D printer can prototype a part or model that is up to 5 inches cubed in dimension. Each printed layer has a thickness of .15mm (6 thousandths of an inch) for incredible accuracy. A heated build platform aids in the adhesion of your model and greatly decreases the chance of warping as the ABS cools. The included 3D Software features an easy-to-use interface for layout, orientation, duplicating and scaling parts. Simply use the included utility to calibrate the build platform with the print head and within minutes you are printing your 3D model. The 3D Printer Software features an easy-to-use interface for laying out, orienting, duplicating, and scaling parts. Simply use the included utility to calibrate the printhead height, and within minutes you are printing. It easily imports STL files, and the output can be customized. Breakaway support material is simple to remove, and tools for aiding the breakaway are included. Design files for 3D printing can be created using online software, professional software such as SolidWorks™, or by downloading from the extensive online 3D printer community for free.

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Proposed by: Ryan Anderson
Created: 25 Jun 2015
Last Updated: 25 Nov 2015
Status:
In Discussion
Funding Path:
All Available Funding
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0 Jim Twetten 25 Nov 2015

At the 11/19/15 CAC meeting, the committee voted to not consider funding for this effort.

0 Zachary Brown 18 Sep 2015

This is an awesome idea!

1 Robert Trumm 27 Aug 2015

I think it would be a good purchase.

0 Ryan Anderson 25 Jun 2015

The total cost of this project is $17,000. That includes 12 3D printers, 12 rolls of filament, and one set of replacement parts.

0 Ryan Anderson 25 Jun 2015

The total cost of this project is $17,000. That includes 12 3D printers, 12 rolls of filament, and one set of replacement parts.