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

Nils Bausch, David P. Dawkins, Regina Frei

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM)
PublisherIEEE
Pages430-435
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1509059997
ISBN (Print)978-1509059980
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM) - Munich, Germany
Duration: 3 Jul 20177 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE AIM Proceedings Series
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Electronic)2159-6255

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM)
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period3/07/177/07/17

Keywords

  • InSPIREDd
  • conformal printing
  • 3D printing
  • CAD data
  • scanning technology
  • calibration

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