A refinement process for nozzle path planning in 3D printing

Kai Yin Fok, Chi Tsun Cheng, Chi Kong Tse

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Abstract

A refinement process for nozzle path planning in 3D printing is presented in this paper. The nozzle path planning problem is formulated as an undirected rural postman problem (URPP). Based on the unique characteristics of URPP in 3D printing applications, a new refinement process is proposed to shorten the processing time of a conventional URPP solver. Performances of the proposed refinement process is evaluated using computer simulations. Simulation results show that when comparing with other URPP solvers, solvers with the proposed process have shorter processing time and can provide solutions with shorter transition length.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Dreams to Innovation, ISCAS 2017 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781467368520
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2017
Event50th IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2017 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: 28 May 201731 May 2017

Conference

Conference50th IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period28/05/1731/05/17

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • optimization
  • URPP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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