Rapid prototyping with sloping surfaces

Hope R.L., Jacobs P.A. and Roth R.N. (1997) Rapid prototyping with sloping surfaces. Rapid Prototyping Journal, 3 1: 12-19. doi:10.1108/13552549710169246

Author Hope R.L.
Jacobs P.A.
Roth R.N.
Title Rapid prototyping with sloping surfaces
Journal name Rapid Prototyping Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1355-2546
Publication date 1997-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1108/13552549710169246
Volume 3
Issue 1
Start page 12
End page 19
Total pages 8
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Language eng
Subject 2210 Mechanical Engineering
2500 Materials Science
Abstract TruSurf is a new system for building solid objects from layers with sloping surfaces that closely match the designed surface shape. The advantages of using sloping surfaces over stepped edges are improved surface finish, and decreased build time through the use of thicker layers. TruSurf uses B-spline surfaces to describe the part, and calculate the sloped path of the layer cutting medium. Describes operation of the system in detail and presents results from the production of some test parts. Discusses some ways for improving accuracy, including using principal directions of minimum surface curvature, and using a curved cutting medium to produce layers.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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