3D Model Optimization for Hybrid Layer Printing

E. Lukosiunas, V. Bulbenkiene, A. Andziulis, J. Harja


In today modern manufacturing the use of virtual models in prototype development has been increased. Hybrid Layered Manufacturing (HLM) - is a new way to create prototypes of virtual objects. 3d modelling programs are not optimized enough for creating objects by layers. One of the problem is a flat surface printing, because during that process beads are printed which have a parabolic shape. That shape is unsuitable for creating a flat surface. The paper proposes a method that will allow to print layers with flat surface. For this purpose an analysis and calculations were made with the help of a written algorithm, which was used in virtual environment testing it on 3d models.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.eee.18.9.2814


Printing; design optimization; shape; layered manufacturing

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