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Title: A benchmarking part for evaluating and comparing support structures of additive manufacturing
Authors: Stringer, Jonathan
Xu, Xun
Zheng, Pai
Jiang, Jingchao
Keywords: Additive Manufacturing
Support Structure
DRNTU::Engineering::Mechanical engineering::Prototyping
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Jiang, J., Stringer, J., Xu, X., & Zheng, P. (2018). A benchmarking part for evaluating and comparing support structures of additive manufacturing. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Progress in Additive Manufacturing (Pro-AM 2018), 196-201. doi:10.25341/D42G6H
Abstract: Additive manufacturing technology has been rapidly developed and increasingly popular nowadays; its applications spread to almost every corner in our lives. However, when printing products with overhangs, support structures are often needed, resulting in extended build time, post-processing and material waste. Numerous papers have been published on reducing support structure consumption, thus minimizing the cost and manufacture time. However, there are still no benchmarking examples and criteria in the literature for support structure comparison, resulting in hard to distinguish which method is better than another, especially in the situation that they use different standards and geometries for their research. In this paper, a specific part is proposed as a standard geometry, all research with regard to support structure can compare the results based on this benchmarking part. Line and concentric support methods from Cura 2.6.2 based on an Original Prusa i3 MK2 printer are tested and demonstrated in this paper by using this benchmarking part.
DOI: 10.25341/D42G6H
Rights: © 2018 Nanyang Technological University. Published by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Fulltext Permission: open
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