Machine-vision assisted 3D printing
Author(s)Park, Allen, S.M. (Allen S.) Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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I augmented a 3D printer with software for a 3D scanning system in order to incorporate feedback into the printing process. After calibration of the scanning system and the printer, the 3D scanning system is capable of taking depth maps of the printing platform. The two main extensions of 3D printing enabled by the 3D scanning system are printing on auxiliary objects and corrective printing. Printing on auxiliary objects is accomplished by scanning an auxiliary object, then positioning the printer to print directly onto the object. Corrective printing is using the scanner during the printing process to correct any errors mid-print.
Thesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2016.This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Cataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 71-72).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.