27. Layered Manufacturing as a Graphics Display Device
Tutorial, Monday, 1 August, 3:45 - 5:30 pm
An introduction to 3D layered manufacturing. Overview and comparison of commercial layered manufacturing systems; software techniques, interchange issues, and process planning; and application areas with case studies, from visualization models to working prototype parts.
Basic familiarity with 3D modeling or CAD.
People who may have seen layered manufacturing displays in the SIGGRAPH 2005 Exhibition and want to learn more about what it's good for, details about how it works in practice, and an unbiased comparison of the different technologies available.
University of California, Berkeley
Oregon State University
The University of Texas at Austin
||Introduction to 3D layered manufacturing
Commercial 3D layered manufacturing processes
Applications experiences: functional mechanical parts
- Thermoplastic deposition
- Powder based
- 3D Printing, mono- and color
Applications experiences: scientific visualization
- molecular modeling
- medical modeling
- terrain surfaces
||Summary, Questions & Answers
(including discussion of parts/application areas suggested by audience)