WOOF3D is advancing 3D printing through the design of new 3D printer technology and the design of parts that take advantage of the flexibility of additive manufacturing (3D printing). WOOF3D has designed and built desktop-size and large-scale 3D printers. WOOF3D is currently prototyping Big Blue, which is a large-scale 3D printer with a build space of 1.5 cubic meters.

Issues Involved or Addressed

WOOF3D is working to improve additive manufacturing techniques, exploring new applications for additive manufacturing, and developing a large-format 3-D printer.

Methods and Technologies

  • Procurement of materials
  • Mechanical design
  • Electrical design
  • Machining parts
  • Fabrication, assembly, and testing of prototypes
  • Firmware development

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Material Science

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Interest and/or expertise in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, material science, human centered design, and informatics

Team Advisors

Steve Weidner
Mark Ganter