Students of Odisha’s Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) developed the State’s first low cost fully-customisable open source 3D printer, which creates three dimensional solid object from a digital file.
VSSUT’s Robotics Society have achieved a new feat in the field of innovation and technology. The prototypes or models of new products and its parts can be created through it.
The students have developed the VSSUT 3D v.1.0 in low cost and it will make affordable prosthetic hands, arms and legs for handicapped persons. This could even print 3D low weight gear parts and objects.
Secretary of Robotics Society Shitikantha Bagh informed that they are now working on upgrading it to have a miller and laser cutting machine along with the existing 3D printing.
The creation of a 3D-printed object is achieved using additive processes. It is created by laying down successive layers of materials until the object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of eventual object.
3D printing is the opposite of subtractive manufacturing and it helps to produce complex (functional) shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods.