Open5x: Accessible 5-axis 3D printing and conformal slicing

@article{Hong2022Open5xA5,
  title={Open5x: Accessible 5-axis 3D printing and conformal slicing},
  author={Freddie Taewoo Hong and Steve Hodges and Connor Myant and David Boyle},
  journal={CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts},
  year={2022}
}
  • F. Hong, S. Hodges, David Boyle
  • Published 23 February 2022
  • Materials Science
  • CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts
The common layer-by-layer deposition of regular, 3-axis 3D printing simplifies both the fabrication process and the 3D printer’s mechanical design. However, the resulting 3D printed objects have some unfavourable characteristics including visible layers, uneven structural strength and support material. To overcome these, researchers have employed robotic arms and multi-axis CNCs to deposit materials in conformal layers. Conformal deposition improves the quality of the 3D printed parts through… 
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