Robust Functionally Graded Fused Deposition Modeling

Robust Functionally Graded Fused Deposition Modeling

Extending the processing pipeline from 3D model to 3D print to enable spatially graded material properties.

In this project we investigate innovative and efficient techniques for opening new capabilities in Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), a commonly used additive manufacturing (a.k.a. 3D printing) technology. Our vision is that future products could be 3D printed in full-color, with high fidelity and structural integrity, while minimizing the required print time. This requires to move beyond the boundary of a mesh – besides mesh boundary location information the input model requires three-dimensionally defined volumetric information or additional mesh boundary properties.


Tim Kuipers, Jun Wu, and Charlie C.L. Wang, CrossFill: Foam Structures with Graded Density for Continuous Material Extrusion, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), 2019, Special issue of Solid and Physical Modeling (SPM) 2019

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