Voxel-based assessment of printability of 3D shapes

A.C. Telea, A.C. Jalba

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Abstract

Printability, the capability of a 3D printer to closely reproduce a 3D model, is a complex decision involving several geometrical attributes like local thickness, shape of the thin regions and their surroundings, and topology with respect to thin regions. We present a method for assessment of 3D shape printability which efficiently and effectively computes such attributes. Our method uses a simple and efficient voxel-based representation and associated computations. Using tools from multi-scale morphology and geodesic analysis, we propose several new metrics for various printability problems. We illustrate our method with results taken from a real-life application.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematical Morphology and Its Applications to Image and Signal Processing (10th International Symposium, ISMM 2011, Verbania-Intra, Italy, July 6-8, 2011. Proceedings)
EditorsP. Soille, M. Pesaresi, G.K. Ouzounis
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages393-404
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-21568-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume6671
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

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Telea, A. C., & Jalba, A. C. (2011). Voxel-based assessment of printability of 3D shapes. In P. Soille, M. Pesaresi, & G. K. Ouzounis (Eds.), Mathematical Morphology and Its Applications to Image and Signal Processing (10th International Symposium, ISMM 2011, Verbania-Intra, Italy, July 6-8, 2011. Proceedings) (pp. 393-404). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6671). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21569-8_34