In additive manufacturing (AM), slicing is a crucial step in process planning to convert a computer-aided design (CAD) model to a machine-specific format. Digital light processing (DLP) printing is an important AM process that has a good surface finish, high accuracy, and fabrication speed and is widely applied in many dental and engineering industries. However, as DLP uses images for fabrication different from other toolpath-based processes, its process planning is understudied. Therefore, the main goal of this paper is to study and compare the slicing technologies for DLP printing. Three slicing technologies are compared: contour, voxelization, and ray-tracing.
Comparing Slicing Technologies for Digital Light Processing Printing
Manuscript received November 1, 2018; final manuscript received April 25, 2019; published online June 13, 2019. Assoc. Editor: Yong Chen.
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Kwok, T. (June 13, 2019). "Comparing Slicing Technologies for Digital Light Processing Printing." ASME. J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. December 2019; 19(4): 044502. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4043672
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