Self-assembly printer

Masayoshi Mitsui, Atsushi Masumori, Hiroya Tanaka

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Abstract

In this paper, We demonstrate the application of self-assembly system for human manufacturing processes at meso-and macro-scale in order to pursue and expand the engineering applicability of self-assembly. First, we implemented a prototype referred to as "self-assembly printer" which can generate a dynamic, transformable, two-dimensional moulding and reuse the units that compose the printed objects. Secondly, noteworthy technological components to explain our prototype system is introduced in this paper. Lastly, some potential application based on the system such as "Self-Assembly Electronic Circuit (SAEC)" is implemented and proposed. As a result of these researches, our system attains scalability and alleviates the need for complex and accurate movements of assembler in traditional manufacturing system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Digital Printing Technologies
PublisherSociety for Imaging Science and Technology
Pages311-315
Number of pages5
Volume2014-January
ISBN (Print)9780892083114
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event30th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies and Digital Fabrication 2014, NIP 2014 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 2014 Sep 72014 Sep 11

Other

Other30th International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies and Digital Fabrication 2014, NIP 2014
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period14/9/714/9/11

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications

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Mitsui, M., Masumori, A., & Tanaka, H. (2014). Self-assembly printer. In International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies (Vol. 2014-January, pp. 311-315). Society for Imaging Science and Technology.