A device for producing cigarette cones of varying sizes, designed through the use of mechanical engineering and electronic engineering, with the help of prototyping and 3D printing technologies.
This article showcases the intersection of mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, prototyping, and 3D printing in the creation of a device designed to produce cigarette cones of different sizes. The mechanical part of the device consists of various components, including a base, paper feed tray, solenoids, and a shaft. These components were designed using SolidWorks and printed on a 3D printer with ABS plastic and SLA resin.
The electronic part of the device includes various components, such as NEMA17 motors, solenoids, MG995 servomotors, a micro motor, an Arduino NANO 328, and relay modules. The firmware for the device was written in C++ using visual studio, and the electronic components were tested on a breadboard by an engineer.
Prototyping played a critical role in the development of the device, as it allowed for rapid iteration and testing of various design concepts. 3D printing was particularly useful in creating complex geometries and custom-made parts, which would have been difficult or impossible to produce using traditional manufacturing methods.
Mechanical engineering and electronic engineering were both essential in the creation of the device, as they involved the design of the physical components and the electronic control systems that power them. The integration of these two fields has enabled the creation of groundbreaking technologies that leverage the power of 3D printing and prototyping.
Overall, this project highlights the importance of mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, prototyping, and 3D printing in the development of innovative devices and technologies. As these fields continue to evolve and improve, we can expect to see even more groundbreaking applications in the future.
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