The goal was to develop a CNC Foam Cutter in a budget of INR60, 000 with the goal of expediting the prototyping of unmanned aerial vehicles made in the Aero Club at BITS.
- Worked in a team of four that designed a 4 axis hot wire cutter using nichrome as a cutting element, with a resolution of 4 microns and adjustable workspace dimensions.
- Created a CAD model in CATIA to simulate the working of the machine.
- Performed stress analysis on the arms using FEA package in Solidworks to determine strength and stiffness by reporting component stress and deformations.
- Used linear stress analysis to analyse the performance of moving lead screws and ball bearings under dynamic loading.