ReForm: Integrating Physical and Digital Design through Bidirectional Fabrication

  title={ReForm: Integrating Physical and Digital Design through Bidirectional Fabrication},
  author={Christian Weichel and John Hardy and Jason Alexander and Hans-Werner Gellersen},
Digital fabrication machines such as 3D printers and laser-cutters allow users to produce physical objects based on virtual models. The creation process is currently unidirectional: once an object is fabricated it is separated from its originating virtual model. Consequently, users are tied into digital modeling tools, the virtual design must be completed before fabrication, and once fabricated, re-shaping the physical object no longer influences the digital model. To provide a more flexible… CONTINUE READING
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