Investigating the links between the process parameters and their influence on the aesthetic evaluation of selective laser melted parts

G. Galimberti, Zjenja Doubrovski, M. Guagliano, B. Previtali, Jouke Verlinden

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Abstract

This study is a precursor to gaining a deeper understanding of how each parameter of the Additive Manufacturing (AM) process influences the aesthetic properties of 3D printed products. Little research has been conducted on this specific aspect of AM. Using insights from the work presented in this paper, we intend to develop design support tools to give the designer more control over the printed products in terms of aesthetics.

In this initial work, we fabricated samples using Selective Laser Melting (SLM)
technology, and investigated the parameters geometry, building strategy, and post-processing. We asked participants to evaluate the visual and physical interaction with the manufactured samples. Results show that, in addition to geometry and post-processing, the aesthetic evaluation can also be strongly influenced by the SLM process’ building strategy. This understanding will enable us to develop tools to give designers more control over the part’s aesthetic appearance. In addition, we present a systematic procedure and setup to evaluate the aesthetic appearance of products manufactured using AM.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid Freeform Fabrication 2016
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 27th International Solid Freefrom Fabrication Symposium
EditorsDavid L. Bourell, Richard H. Crawford, Carolyn C. Seepersad, Joseph J. Beaman, Scott Fish, Harris Marcus
PublisherLaboratory for Freeform Fabrication and University of Texas at Austin
Pages2367-2386
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventThe Twenty-Seventh Annual International Solid Freefrom Fabrication (SFF) Symposium: An Additive Manufacturing Conference - Austin, United States
Duration: 8 Aug 201610 Aug 2016
http://sffsymposium.engr.utexas.edu/information

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ConferenceThe Twenty-Seventh Annual International Solid Freefrom Fabrication (SFF) Symposium
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period8/08/1610/08/16
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    Galimberti, G., Doubrovski, Z., Guagliano, M., Previtali, B., & Verlinden, J. (2016). Investigating the links between the process parameters and their influence on the aesthetic evaluation of selective laser melted parts. In D. L. Bourell, R. H. Crawford, C. C. Seepersad, J. J. Beaman, S. Fish, & H. Marcus (Eds.), Solid Freeform Fabrication 2016: Proceedings of the 27th International Solid Freefrom Fabrication Symposium (pp. 2367-2386). Laboratory for Freeform Fabrication and University of Texas at Austin.