DunkWorks is WHOI's rapid prototyping facility that brings new technologies to support creation and testing of designs prior to deployment in a marine environment. Through DunkWorks, AVAST supports both conceptual development and physical construction by giving users of the facility an opportunity to engage in iterative design. In the process, users practice and acquire new, tangible skills to help advance their careers and the fields in which they work.
DunkWorks provides WHOI with a range of useful equipment and resources to support rapid prototyping efforts.
FORTUS 3D FDM PRINTER
Creates fused-deposition models from a scanned original or CAD file using ASA or nylon-impregnated carbon fiber.
Stratasys Objet350 Connex3
3D printer capable of seamlessly blending materials of different rigidity, transparency, or color.
Provides regulated power supply, soldering and de-soldering tools, EM discharging, and other equipment to complete electronics projects.
Two computer workstations equipped with the software to run all Dunkworks fabrication equipment as well as Autodesk Inventor and Solidworks CAD packages for modeling.
Automated stripping and crimping stations
Improve cable assembly workflows with precision repeatable wire stripping and connector crimping automation.