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Efficient three dimensional modelling of additive manufactured textiles

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posted on 08.05.2013, 10:35 by Guy Bingham, Richard J.M. Hague
Purpose – To investigate, develop and validate a three dimensional modelling strategy for the efficient generation of conformal textile data suitable for Additive Manufacture. Design/methodology/approach – A series of Additive Manufactured textiles samples were modelled using currently available Computer Aided Design software to understand the limitations associated with the generation of conformal data. Results of the initial three dimensional modelling processes informed the exploration and development of a new dedicated efficient modelling strategy that was tested to understand its capabilities. Findings – The research demonstrates the dramatically improved capabilities of the developed three dimensional modelling strategy, over existing approaches by accurately mapping complex geometries described as STL data to a mapping mesh without distortion and correctly matching the orientation and surface normal. Originality/value – To date the generation of data for AM textiles has been seen as a manual and time-consuming process. The research presents a new dedicated methodology for the efficient generation of complex and conformal Additive Manufactured textile data that will underpin further research in this area.

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Citation

BINGHAM, G.A. and HAGUE, R.J.M., 2013. Efficient three dimensional modelling of additive manufactured textiles. Rapid Prototyping Journal, 19 (4), 14pp.

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© Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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SMUR (Submitted Manuscript Under Review)

Publication date

2013

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This is a pre-print. The article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

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en