publication . Article . Preprint . 2019

Colored fused filament fabrication

Sylvain Lefebvre; Pierre Bedell; Jonàs Martínez; Hai-Chuan Song; Noémie Vennin;
Open Access English
  • Published: 26 Jun 2019
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Abstract
International audience; Fused filament fabrication is the method of choice for printing 3D models at low cost and is the de-facto standard for hobbyists, makers, and schools. Unfortunately, filament printers cannot truly reproduce colored objects. The best current techniques rely on a form of dithering exploiting occlusion, that was only demonstrated for shades of two base colors and that behaves differently depending on surface slope.We explore a novel approach for 3D printing colored objects, capable of creating controlled gradients of varying sharpness. Our technique exploits off-the-shelves nozzles that are designed to mix multiple filaments in a small melti...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMethodologies_IMAGEPROCESSINGANDCOMPUTERVISION
free text keywords: [INFO.INFO-CG]Computer Science [cs]/Computational Geometry [cs.CG], Computer Science - Computational Geometry, Color mixing, De facto standard, Fused filament fabrication, Protein filament, Dither, 3D printing, business.industry, business, 3d model, Colored, Optics, Computer science
Funded by
EC| SHAPEFORGE
Project
SHAPEFORGE
ShapeForge: By-Example Synthesis for Fabrication
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 307877
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
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