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3D printing onto unknown uneven surfaces

3D printing onto unknown uneven surfaces
3D printing onto unknown uneven surfaces
Since its inception, 3D printing has seen a wide area of applications, but a general approach to printing onto unknown objects has not been tackled yet. Nowadays 3D scanning technology can be used for reverse engineering. Multiple axis machines enable the creation of object layers at diferent deposition angles, and printing on uneven surfaces is achieved by conformal printing. In this paper, a new methodology is presented, which combines 3D scanning, multiple axis 3D printing, and conformal printing to create an afordable 3D printing system, which can deposit material onto a priori unknown uneven objects. A prototype system was developed, which can print a frst layer on top of a previously unknown object. The creation of further layers is work in progress. The application areas for such a method could include repairing structures, product customization, printing security features on existing objects, adding functionality by, for example, printing antennas on items, and modifying prosthetics to fit individual patients.
3D printing, 3D scanning, conformal printing, sensors, robotics, control, mechatronic system
2405-8963
583-590
Bausch, Nils
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Dawkins, David P.
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Frei, Regina
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Klein, Susanne
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Bausch, Nils
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Dawkins, David P.
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Frei, Regina
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Klein, Susanne
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Bausch, Nils, Dawkins, David P., Frei, Regina and Klein, Susanne (2016) 3D printing onto unknown uneven surfaces. IFAC-PapersOnLine, 49 (21), 583-590. (doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2016.10.664).

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Abstract

Since its inception, 3D printing has seen a wide area of applications, but a general approach to printing onto unknown objects has not been tackled yet. Nowadays 3D scanning technology can be used for reverse engineering. Multiple axis machines enable the creation of object layers at diferent deposition angles, and printing on uneven surfaces is achieved by conformal printing. In this paper, a new methodology is presented, which combines 3D scanning, multiple axis 3D printing, and conformal printing to create an afordable 3D printing system, which can deposit material onto a priori unknown uneven objects. A prototype system was developed, which can print a frst layer on top of a previously unknown object. The creation of further layers is work in progress. The application areas for such a method could include repairing structures, product customization, printing security features on existing objects, adding functionality by, for example, printing antennas on items, and modifying prosthetics to fit individual patients.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 10 November 2016
Published date: November 2016
Keywords: 3D printing, 3D scanning, conformal printing, sensors, robotics, control, mechatronic system

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Local EPrints ID: 432724
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/432724
ISSN: 2405-8963
PURE UUID: e3e84da5-2708-48b9-83d0-3a26fa8a7065
ORCID for Regina Frei: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0953-6413

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Date deposited: 25 Jul 2019 16:30
Last modified: 03 Dec 2019 01:21

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