Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Modeling, Analysis, Simulation Technologies and Applications (MASTA 2019)

Research on Automatic Generation Algorithm for the Supporting Structure in FDM Process

Authors
Bao-jun Zhao, Su Wang, Fu-dong Xie
Corresponding Author
Bao-jun Zhao
Available Online July 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/masta-19.2019.59How to use a DOI?
Keywords
3DP, FDM, Automatic support, Slice projection method
Abstract

According to the forming characteristics of FDM process in the Additive manufacturing, an algorithm for automatic generation of thin plate structure support based on the slice projection method is proposed. For the closed surface model (such as STL model, NURBS model), the algorithm uses slice projection method to automatically generate a series of crossed and parallel and spaced thin plates to provide external support. The algorithm reduces the computation problem from three-dimensional support area to the calculation of two dimensional support areas. The algorithm is stable and reliable, and the supporting structure has smaller volume and better stability. The supporting structure and part structure are independent to each other. Different path planning methods can be used for FDM path planning, and different materials can be used for the supporting structure and part structure. It is easy to dismantle the supporting structure in the postprocessing and greatly improves the flexibility of FDM process.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Modeling, Analysis, Simulation Technologies and Applications (MASTA 2019)
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
July 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-761-4
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/masta-19.2019.59How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2019, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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