by Dungan Adams
The goal of this project is to create a computational model in COMSOL Multiphysics that accurately simulates the extrusion process of a 3D printer. This computational model allows us to analyze how different parameters affect print quality, greatly reducing manufacturing cost and waste. Our results suggest that gap distance and print speed critically affect print quality. We plan to leverage this knowledge to help design a highly accurate direct ink writing ceramic 3D printer.