Robust Functionally Graded Fused Deposition Modeling
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