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3D Printed Mars Rover Parts for the McGill University Robotics Team, Winning 3rd Place at the European Rover Challenge! 0

MatterThings - 3D Printing recently sponsored the McGill Robotics team by 3D printing certain components of their Mars Rover - Bhumi to compete in the European Rover Challenge 2016 in Poland.   They placed 3rd among 22 teams from all over the world!

Some Components of the Mars Rover were 3D Printed for the McGill Robotics Team. They Won 3rd Place at the European Rover Challenge!

What is the European Rover Challenge?

The European Rover Challenge (ERC) is a prestigious contest for Student Teams. A Student Team has to design and build a Martian rover prototype and use that robot to compete in various Tasks at a designated location. The aim of the Challenge is to give the participants a chance to expand their knowledge of Martian exploration, provide valuable professional experience in different fields of engineering, project and team management, project documentation and presentation while also popularize STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) especially space exploration and robotics among the wider public, including the Challenge audience.

Some Components of the Mars Rover were 3D Printed for the McGill Robotics Team. They Won 3rd Place at the European Rover Challenge! 

Competition Rules

General Requirements

The rover has to be a stand-alone, mobile platform. No cables or tethers are allowed for connection to external sources during its operation.  Teams must design and build their own rover.

Some Components of the Mars Rover were 3D Printed for the McGill Robotics Team. They Won 3rd Place at the European Rover Challenge!

Rover Weight

The weight limit for the rover during a Task is 50 kilograms. The limit applies to every Task (i.e. task-relevant rover configuration) separately. Equipment used for rover maintenance and preparation, unused spare parts, and elements not mounted during a particular Task are not included in this limit.

There is no weight limit on equipment used to steer and control the rover from the rover control area, communications equipment in that area or maintenance equipment.

If the rover will be lighter than maximum limit for every kilogram below limit a 0.5 point will be added to the score for each Task separately (but no more than 10 points). If a limit is exceeded, 1 point will be subtracted for every kilogram (but no more than 20 points). 

Rover speed

The rover maximum speed should be not higher than 3 km/h.

Read all the European Rover Challenge 2016 rules here.

Sponsors - Some Components of the Mars Rover were 3D Printed for the McGill Robotics Team. They Won 3rd Place at the European Rover Challenge!

"We couldn't have done this without your support and guidance MatterThings!" - Shruthilaya

Sponsors - Some Components of the Mars Rover were 3D Printed for the McGill Robotics Team. They Won 3rd Place at the European Rover Challenge!

 

Sponsors - Some Components of the Mars Rover were 3D Printed for the McGill Robotics Team. They Won 3rd Place at the European Rover Challenge!

 

Sponsors - Some Components of the Mars Rover were 3D Printed for the McGill Robotics Team. They Won 3rd Place at the European Rover Challenge!

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3D Printed Rocket Payload for the McGill Rocket Team 0

MatterThings 3D printed the payload for the McGill Rocket Team's rocket for their upcoming competition.  

McGill Rocket Team and Their Payload - L'équipe de fusillade de McGill et leur charge utile

McGill Rocket Team is an engineering team that includes more than 70 students representing four faculties at McGill: engineering, science, arts and management. The team enables students to study, design and build rockets while being truly dedicated to fostering an empowered, well-connected community that promotes interest in astronautics through competition and emphasizes a positive dynamic, strong work ethic and a passion for advancing the future of humanity.

Their project this year is to design and build a 10 ft. rocket to reach an altitude of 10,000 ft. above ground level, carrying a scientific payload. The payload is a solar powered glider that will be deployed from the rocket at apogee and start collecting data on its descent.

3D Printed McGill Rocket Payload - Cartable utile à la fusée imprimée 3D

MatterThings McGill Rocket Payload - MatterThings McGill Cartable utile

Although the McGill Rocket Team has been together for just one year, they have already completed the designs and are now in the construction phase of the rocket. The goal is to complete the rocket in time in order to represent McGill at the Experimental Sounding Rockets Association’ annual Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition this June in Utah. This prestigious competition features university teams from around the world including the U.S., Canada, Brazil, India, and Turkey; and the McGill Rocket Team plans to soar above the competition with their entry.

McGill Rocket Team Students - Équipe de Fusillade des Étudiants de McGill

McGill Rocket Team Infographic - Infographique de l'Équipe de Fusillade de McGill

Rocket Payload and Bulk Mass - Charge utile et masse en vrac

Payload & Bulk Mass:
Payload: Solar powdered glider - collect atmospheric data: body was 3D printed using PLA plastic (4 in diameter; 6.5 in height)

Bulk Mass: Made of lead (Density: 0.41lb/in3); mass to make up payload mass required by competition. Volume: 14.63 in3.

Rocket Static Test #1:
McGill Rocket Team conducted a successful static test for Peregrine MU - 01 before launch at the international Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) 2015.


Rocket Tender Descender Test #1:
McGill Rocket Team conducted a successful main parachute deployment mechanism using a tender descender prior to launch at the international Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) 2015.

 

LIFT OFF! IREC 2015
The McGill Rocket Team presents you with their IREC 2015 competition highlight video. Peregrine MU-01 reached 12,650 ft. AGL with supersonic speed. Congratulations to all the teams for yet another amazing year of rocket science, launches, explosions but mostly learning.

 

 

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MatterThings 3D Printing Services Sponsors the McGill Rocket Team 0

McGill Rocket Team

MatterThings is sponsoring the McGill Rocket Team which has been putting so much effort into designing and building a 10 ft rocket with 10-lb scientific payload to launch to 10 000 ft. above ground level and represent McGill University at the prestigious international Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition organized in Green River, Utah this June 2015.

McGill Rocket Team

The McGill Rocket Team will be unveiling their rocket on Wednesday June 17 and you are invited to come discover their project, support them and ask them your questions. Click here for more information.

PUBLIC EXHIBITION
Where: Lower Field
When: 11 am - 3pm
Bonus: FREE REDBULL courtesy of Red Bull 's Wings Team.

UNVEILING PRESENTATION
Where: Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 5
When: 6 pm - 8 pm
Refreshments will be served.

So come with your friends and family, take some cool pictures with their rocket and celebrate with them in this unique initiative. 

McGill Rocket Team Group Picture

MatterThings Inc. - 3D Printing
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Canada

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Montreal, Québec H2J 2B7
Canada

3D Printed McGill University Mechanical Engineering Project - Projet d'Ingénierie Mécanique de l'Université McGill Imprimé en 3D 0

When we recently 3D printed these interesting cubes for some McGill University students in Montreal (Quebec) Canada, we had to ask how it would help them with their research.

3D Printed McGill University Mechanical Engineering Project - Projet d'Ingénierie Mécanique de l'Université McGill Imprimé en 3D
 
Lorsque nous avons récemment imprimés en 3D ces cubes intéressants pour des étudiants de l'Université McGill à Montréal, nous avons dû demander comment il les aider dans leur recherche. 
 


And for those of you that ask us "how strong is this PLA - 3D printing bio-plastic?," well, watch this video and you'll see just how strong it is. 

Et pour ceux d'entre vous qui nous demandez "est-il fort cette bio-plastique PLA pour l'impression 3D?," regardez cette vidéo et vous verrez à quel point elle est forte.

The purpose of this design project was to study the effects of the cellular microstructure of wood on its strength along different axis.  Download pdf of project.


Le but de ce projet de conception était d'étudier les effets de la microstructure cellulaire du bois sur sa force selon différents axes. Télécharger le pdf du projet (en anglais seulement)

3D Printed McGill University Mechanical Engineering Project - Projet d'Ingénierie Mécanique de l'Université McGill Imprimé en 3D




 

 

 

 

 

A deeper understanding of the role the cellular microstructure will allow for future cellular materials to be designed with tunable properties.  


Une meilleure compréhension du rôle de la microstructure cellulaire permettra de matériaux cellulaires futures à être conçu avec des propriétés accordables.

   

 

In order to study the effects of different cellular structures on the anisotropic properties (the variation of strength of the material along the different axis) samples of different cellular structure were tested in compression in order to determine the young’s modulus and yield strength. These results were then compared with theoretical results and Finite Elements Analysis.

 

 



3D Printed McGill University Mechanical Engineering Project - Projet d'Ingénierie Mécanique de l'Université McGill Imprimé en 3D

 

Afin d'étudier les effets de différentes structures cellulaires sur les propriétés anisotropes (variation de la résistance du matériau le long des différents axes) des échantillons de structure alvéolaire différente ont été testés en compression afin de déterminer le module de young et la limite d'élasticité. Ces résultats ont ensuite été comparés avec les résultats théoriques et éléments finis analyse. 

3D Printed McGill University Mechanical Engineering Project - Projet d'Ingénierie Mécanique de l'Université McGill Imprimé en 3D

It was found that the general trends agreed between the physical tests, FEM and theoretical values. The hypothesis that increasing cell wall thickness decreases anisotropy was confirmed.

Il a été constaté que les tendances générales convenues entre les tests physiques, FÉM et les valeurs théoriques. L'hypothèse que l'augmentation de l'épaisseur de la paroi cellulaire diminue anisotropie a été confirmée. 

 

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MatterThings Brings 3D Printing to McGill University | L'impression 3D à l'Université McGill 0

A student from McGill University in Montreal, working on a presentation about 3D printing contacted us asking if we could print some samples to show his classmates. Instead we offered to come into the classroom with our two MakerBot Replicator 2s to show the students live how 3D printing works. The whole fun is watching these machines build the objects. It’s like science fiction! And we handed out little give-aways to each student too!

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Un étudiant de l'Université McGill, à Montréal, en travaillant sur une présentation sur l'impression 3D nous a contacté.  Il a demandé si nous pouvions imprimer des échantillons pour montrer à ses camarades de classe. Au lieu de cela, nous avons offert de venir dans la salle de classe avec nos deux MakerBot Replicator 2s pour montrer aux élèves comment les machines construites des objets en 3d. C'est comme la science-fiction!  Et nous avons distribué des petits cadeaux en 3D à chaque élève!

MatterThings brings 3D printing to McGill University | L'impression 3D à l'Université McGill
After the presentation curious students came up to ask questions and get a closer look at the machines in action.

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Après la présentation des étudiants curieux sont venus poser des questions et à regarder de plus près les machines.

MatterThings brings 3D printing to McGill University Students | L'impression 3D à l'Université McGill
It was very exciting for us to share this wonderful technology and we hope Karim that you and your team got A++ grades!
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Nous étions très heureux de partager cette merveilleuse technologie et nous espérons Karim que vous et votre équipe avez eu une excellente évaluation de votre présentation! 

MatterThings brings 3D printing to McGill University | L'impression 3D à l'Université McGill

 

 

MatterThings Inc. - 3D Printing
514-312-6060
www.matterthings.com
3d@matterthings.com

Faubourg de L’Île Shopping Centre
101 Boulevard Cardinal-Léger
Pincourt, Québec J7W 3Y3
Canada

1142, Rue Marie-Anne Est, Office #22
Montreal, Québec H2J 2B7
Canada