Ilkka Tapio Ikonen wrote:
> Some folks were asking if there exists a software or a way to check part
> intersection in a RP machine. I am currently doing my dissertation research on
> the topic. I am using part STL files directy to check intersection in 3D (not
> in layers). Program will read part STL files and find a good packing for them.
> Meaning, it tries to pack them as tightly as possible without part
> or build envelope intersections. This program is meant to be a tool for human operator
> who otherwise have to try countless number of possibilities to pack even a
> small number (10) of parts.
> Because parts made in a SLS machine don't require any extra supports and are
> not restricted in build orientation or location, they are the most fun to play
> with. Also LOM machines come to mind.
> Yes, there are restrictions also in SLS machine, but these will be handled as
> special cases. Human operator still has to do some work :-(
> More about this at the SME RP conference in April (not an ad).
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Will you be using part geometry or bounding box geometry?
Joe DeGuglielmo Eastman Kodak Company Rapid Prototyping Center 901 Elmgrove Rd. Rochester, NY 14653-5315 (716)-726-7046 email@example.com
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