Rapid prototyping system using transformable and adherable PCL blocks

Keiichiro Taniguchi, Tomoko Hashida

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we propose a rapid prototyping system with a combination of blocks that change shape and firmly adhere to each other. We focused on PCL (polycaprolactone), which is a plastic characterized by a low melting point, as a block material. PCL blocks can be transformed and bonded many times by melting them with hot water. In this research, we implemented a system that transforms external data into a block diagram and creates blocks. It enables rapid prototyping with more flexibility and stronger adhesion than ordinary block assembly.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Posters, SA 2018
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    ISBN (Electronic)9781450360630
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 4
    EventSIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Posters - International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SA 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
    Duration: 2018 Dec 42018 Dec 7

    Other

    OtherSIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Posters - International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SA 2018
    CountryJapan
    CityTokyo
    Period18/12/418/12/7

    Keywords

    • Digital Fabrication
    • Polycaprolactone
    • Rapid Prototyping

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Software
    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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    Taniguchi, K., & Hashida, T. (2018). Rapid prototyping system using transformable and adherable PCL blocks. In SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 Posters, SA 2018 [3283308] Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3283289.3283308