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InSPIREd - advances in Conformal Printing: 3D printing onto unknown uneven surfaces

InSPIREd - advances in Conformal Printing: 3D printing onto unknown uneven surfaces
InSPIREd - advances in Conformal Printing: 3D printing onto unknown uneven surfaces
The term Conformal Printing refers to 3D printing onto uneven surfaces. Whilst some very high priced solutions exist for known uneven surfaces, where the toolpath is generated in advance, based on CAD data of the object to be printed onto, there is nothing available yet for conformal printing onto unknown uneven surfaces that are scanned on-the-fly. A low-cost prototype named 'InSPIREd' was recently developed to achieve this, made possible with a combination of multi-disciplinary expertise, ingenuity and problem tackling knowhow, and the latest improvements are presented in this paper. The prototype now includes more capable scanning technology and a simplified calibration procedure.
InSPIREDd, conformal printing, 3D printing, CAD data, scanning technology, calibration
430-435
IEEE
Bausch, Nils
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Dawkins, David P.
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Frei, Regina
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Bausch, Nils
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Dawkins, David P.
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Frei, Regina
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Bausch, Nils, Dawkins, David P. and Frei, Regina (2017) InSPIREd - advances in Conformal Printing: 3D printing onto unknown uneven surfaces. In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM). IEEE. pp. 430-435 . (doi:10.1109/AIM.2017.8014055).

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Abstract

The term Conformal Printing refers to 3D printing onto uneven surfaces. Whilst some very high priced solutions exist for known uneven surfaces, where the toolpath is generated in advance, based on CAD data of the object to be printed onto, there is nothing available yet for conformal printing onto unknown uneven surfaces that are scanned on-the-fly. A low-cost prototype named 'InSPIREd' was recently developed to achieve this, made possible with a combination of multi-disciplinary expertise, ingenuity and problem tackling knowhow, and the latest improvements are presented in this paper. The prototype now includes more capable scanning technology and a simplified calibration procedure.

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Published date: 24 August 2017
Keywords: InSPIREDd, conformal printing, 3D printing, CAD data, scanning technology, calibration

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Local EPrints ID: 432478
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/432478
PURE UUID: 11e3dbec-af88-424e-884c-0234b39b5e1f
ORCID for Regina Frei: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0953-6413

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Date deposited: 17 Jul 2019 16:30
Last modified: 25 Oct 2019 00:21

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