Voxel based material distribution with probability for 3D printing

Yusuke Tominaka, Hiroya Tanaka

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Abstract

This study searches for a compositional design method for digital fabrication in modeling environments. In this paper, we propose a method of voxel based compositional design for modeling with 3D printers. This method designs composites by allocating voxel patterns with different fill levels in relation to polygon model input. Compared to surface modeling, this method allows for the simple design of modeled composites. Furthermore, as it supports the input and output of STL data, there is no need for particular hardware that is compatible with this method, and it can use modeling environments with typical 3D printers. It is expected that through the application of this method, that this can be applied to designs with material characteristics, such as softness and a center of gravity, by controlling localized composites within the model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Digital Printing Technologies
PublisherSociety for Imaging Science and Technology
Pages331-334
Number of pages4
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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Tominaka, Y., & Tanaka, H. (2014). Voxel based material distribution with probability for 3D printing. In International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies (Vol. 2014-January, pp. 331-334). Society for Imaging Science and Technology.