3D Printer Design
Starting from the baseline we had 1 Makerbot printer but the bed size and limitations within the nozzle density caused that to be only useful for prototyping. For the commercial model, we would need to design a printer using a Steel nozzle at a 0.15mm size and a bed size of 400x400x400 to maximize print time. Since the management team wanted to build everything in the house I put together a parts list and set up the software requirements. From then we moved forward into researching the limitations ASA and comparing the price point to other types of plastic for our use case.
From that point, it was all about creating a means to turn the scans into a mailable model using a combination of software for the Kinect and modeling software such as Fusion 360.