Development of a Novel Test Artefact for Conformal Material Extrusion Printing

Additive manufacturing (AM) allows for free complexity. However, the layer-by-layer manufacturing method traditionally relies on a G-code input to the machine, representing 2D planar slices of each layer, which eventually combines to represent the net-shape 3D geometry. Through modification of existing slicer software, thus modifying the G-code input to the machine, non-planar (conformal) shells can be generated on top of a traditional planar scaffolding. The objective of this work is to design a novel test artifact to aid in the creation of design rules and to identify machine limitations for conformal printing. With the use of non conventional design features using trigonometric (sine) surfaces, this test artifact would allow for deeper insights into the print quality of organic shapes made possible using a commercial, low-cost, material extrusion 3D printer. It would also enable the creation of design rules for conformal printing to push forward the true dual-Design for Additive Manufacturing (dual-DfAM) potential.

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Work Title Development of a Novel Test Artefact for Conformal Material Extrusion Printing
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Creators
  1. Sagar Sandip Jalui
  2. Seyed Hossein Zargar
  3. Sheila Elizabeth Moroney
  4. Marcus Jun Wei Ng Putz
  5. Mychal Spring Taylor
  6. Serah Elizabeth Hatch
  7. Guhaprasanna Manogharan
Keyword
  1. conformal printing
  2. test artifact
  3. dual-DfAM
  4. material extrusion
  5. parametric design
License In Copyright (Rights Reserved)
Work Type Conference Proceeding
Publication Date November 30, 2022
Subject
  1. Additive Manufacturing
  2. Design Exploration
  3. Parametric Design
Language
  1. English
Geographic Area
  1. US
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  • Added Creator Sagar Sandip Jalui
  • Added Creator Seyed Hossein Zargar
  • Added Creator Sheila Elizabeth Moroney
  • Added Creator Marcus Jun Wei Ng Putz
  • Added Creator Mychal Spring Taylor
  • Added Creator Serah Elizabeth Hatch
  • Added Creator Guhaprasanna Manogharan
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    Keyword
    • Conformal printing, test artifact, dual-DfAM, material extrusion, parametric design
    • conformal printing, test artifact, dual-DfAM, material extrusion, parametric design
    Description
    • Additive manufacturing (AM) allows for free complexity. However, the layer-by-layer
    • manufacturing method traditionally relies on a G-code input to the machine, representing 2D
    • planar slices of each layer, which eventually combines to represent the net-shape 3D geometry.
    • Through modification of existing slicer software, thus modifying the G-code input to the machine,
    • non-planar (conformal) shells can be generated on top of a traditional planar scaffolding. The
    • objective of this work is to design a novel test artifact to aid in the creation of design rules and to
    • identify machine limitations for conformal printing. With the use of non-conventional design
    • features using trigonometric (sine) surfaces, this test artifact would allow for deeper insights into
    • the print quality of organic shapes made possible using a commercial, low-cost, material extrusion
    • 3D printer. It would also enable the creation of design rules for conformal printing to push forward
    • the true dual-Design for Additive Manufacturing (dual-DfAM) potential.
    • Additive manufacturing (AM) allows for free complexity. However, the layer-by-layer manufacturing method traditionally relies on a G-code input to the machine, representing 2D planar slices of each layer, which eventually combines to represent the net-shape 3D geometry. Through modification of existing slicer software, thus modifying the G-code input to the machine, non-planar (conformal) shells can be generated on top of a traditional planar scaffolding. The objective of this work is to design a novel test artifact to aid in the creation of design rules and to identify machine limitations for conformal printing. With the use of non conventional design features using trigonometric (sine) surfaces, this test artifact would allow for deeper insights into the print quality of organic shapes made possible using a commercial, low-cost, material extrusion 3D printer. It would also enable the creation of design rules for conformal printing to push forward the true dual-Design for Additive Manufacturing (dual-DfAM) potential.
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    • 2021 International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium
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    Keyword
    • conformal printing, test artifact, dual-DfAM, material extrusion, parametric design
    • Conformal printing, Test artifact, Dual-DfAM, Material extrusion, Parametric design