FusePrint: A DIY 2.5D Printing Technique Embracing Everyday Artifacts

FusePrint is a Stereolithography-based 2.5D rapid prototyping printing technique that 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. Our workshops suggested that FusePrint is easy to learn and use, provides a greater level of interactivity, and could be useful for a wide range of applications domains including: mechanical fabrication, wearable accessory, toys, interactive systems, etc.


Co-authors: Alexandru Dancu, Shengdong Zhao

Demonstration & Exhibition:

- DIS 2016 Invited Demonstration, June 4 - 8, 2016

- CHI 2017 Invited Installation, May 6 - 11, 2017

- Advanced Robotics Centre Open Day, National University of Singapore, May 30, 2017

- Technical Tour, IEEE ICRA 2017, June 2, 2017

U.S. Patent Filed. File No.15/233,469.