Trajectory planning for 3D printing: A revisit to traveling salesman problem

Nuwan Ganganath, Chi Tsun Cheng, Kai Yin Fok, Chi Kong Tse

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Abstract

Three dimensional (3D) printing can be used to manufacture many different objects range from toys to hi-tech robot parts. This paper investigates 3D printer trajectory planning to improve the speed of the printing process. The printing speed mainly depends on the motion speed and path of the printing nozzle. We use triangular and trapezoidal velocity profiles to minimize the transition time between print segments. In this work, several algorithms that were originally proposed as solutions for conventional traveling salesman problem are modified to adapt to the new problem. The proposed modifications are designed to obtain time-efficient trajectories for the printing nozzle.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 the 2nd International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics, ICCAR 2016
PublisherIEEE
Pages287-290
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467398596
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2016
Event2nd International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics, ICCAR 2016 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 28 Apr 201630 Apr 2016

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics, ICCAR 2016
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period28/04/1630/04/16

Keywords

  • 3D printers
  • additive manufacturing
  • motion control
  • path planning
  • trajectory generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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