Adaptive slicing with sloping layer surfaces

Hope R.L., Roth R.N. and Jacobs P.A. (1997) Adaptive slicing with sloping layer surfaces. Rapid Prototyping Journal, 3 3: 89-98. doi:10.1108/13552549710185662

Author Hope R.L.
Roth R.N.
Jacobs P.A.
Title Adaptive slicing with sloping layer 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 10.1108/13552549710185662
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 3
Issue 3
Start page 89
End page 98
Total pages 10
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Language eng
Subject 2210 Mechanical Engineering
2500 Materials Science
Abstract Presents an adaptive slicing procedure for improving the geometric accuracy of layered manufacturing techniques which, unlike previous procedures, uses layers with sloping boundary surfaces that closely match the shape of the required surface. This greatly reduces the stair case effect which is characteristic of layered components with square edges. Considers two measures of error, and outlines a method of predicting these measures for sloping layer surfaces. To cater for different manufacturing requirements, presents a method to produce parts with either an inside or outside tolerance, or a combination of both. Finally, considers some problems associated with surface joins, vertices, and inflection points and proposes some solutions.
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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