A more efficient 3D printing algorithm

General 3D printers use FDM (fused deposition modelling) technologies due to their affordability. However, FDM extruding requires a continuous Gcode (tool controlling code) path to avoid overhang problems. Furthermore, solid polygon slices of printable objects use infill paths to save materials while the object remains sufficiently sturdy. This presentation addresses some approaches to apply a travelling salesman algorithm in Gcode path generation for more efficient printing results using less material with reduced overhangs.


See my seminar this semester.



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