This course will introduce a basic knowledge of high-performance composite materials, process and design skills. Students will also learn how to use the design process to apply these skills to a real-world design challenge, the design of a carbon fibre gripper for a plastic waste-sorting robot arm.
The aim for the gripper is to allow the University of Canberra’s workshop7 own robot arm to sort waste for use in a large-scale 3D printer. Carbon fibre has been selected as the appropriate materials due to its strength to weight ratio, making it a perfect choice for robot arm components. Students will need to design the gripper to achieve the following.
Open: Now Open
Close: 23rd September 2020
This course is open to all interested year 11 and year 12 students
28th September, 1st & 2nd October
10:30am -12:30pm & 1:30pm - 4:30pm each day
15 hours over 3 days
Certificate of Participation awarded on completion
Discipline Lead Industrial Design
Eddi Pianca is an Assistant Professor at the University of Canberra. As Industrial Design discipline lead, he lectures in Industrial Design, supervisors postgraduate students and conducts research.
He has particular interest in high level CADD/CAM, 3D Printing, High Performance Composites, advances in design technology and the blending of design with engineering and human perception.
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