A DIY 2.5D Printing Technique for Good-fit Fabrication with Daily Objects

2017.05 | CHI EA 2017

FusePrint is a Stereolithography-based 2.5D rapid prototyping technique that allows high-precision fabrication without high-end modeling tools, enabling the mixing of everyday physical artifacts and liquid conductive gels with photo-reactive resin during the printing process, facilitating the creation of 2.5D objects that perfectly fit the existing objects. Based on our polynomial model on 2.5D resin printing, we developed the design interface of FusePrint, which allows users to design the printed shapes using physical objects as references, generates projection patterns, and notifies users when to place the objects in the resin during the printing process. FusePrint could be useful for a wide range of application domains including: mechanical fabrication, wearable accessory, toys, interactive systems, etc.


3D printing, DIY, SLA, daily objects, 2.5D printing


Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems

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Kening Zhu, Alexandru Dancu, and Shengdong Zhao