Simulating an intelligent printing control for a digital light processing (DLP) 3D printer

Yu Sheng Lin, Ying Zhao Lin, Yu Yao Zhang, Cheng Jung Yang

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Abstract

Effect of separation is often a problem of digital light processing (DLP) 3D printers and considered as a factor to delay the entire process. In traditional applications, a parameter of distance should be set to lift the object plate up for separation and this parameter setting usually exceeds the actual needs. The reason of this over-estimation is due to an open-loop control system without any feedback. In consequence, processing time is much longer than it should be. This paper aims to simulate a closed-loop control to form an intelligent printing system by sensing separation signals. A real time monitor for separation is integrated into the machine and force data will be recorded each cycle. Moreover, the duration of platform travel in each cycle can be estimated by the force profile, thus the time-saving efficiency can be calculated. This method could dramatically increase productivity and shorten processing time of DLP printers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 4th IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation 2018, ICASI 2018
EditorsArtde Donald Kin-Tak Lam, Stephen D. Prior, Teen-Hang Meen
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages429-432
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538643426
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun 22
Event4th IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation, ICASI 2018 - Chiba, Japan
Duration: 2018 Apr 132018 Apr 17

Publication series

NameProceedings of 4th IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation 2018, ICASI 2018

Other

Other4th IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation, ICASI 2018
CountryJapan
CityChiba
Period18-04-1318-04-17

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Lin, Y. S., Lin, Y. Z., Zhang, Y. Y., & Yang, C. J. (2018). Simulating an intelligent printing control for a digital light processing (DLP) 3D printer. In A. D. K-T. Lam, S. D. Prior, & T-H. Meen (Eds.), Proceedings of 4th IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation 2018, ICASI 2018 (pp. 429-432). (Proceedings of 4th IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation 2018, ICASI 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICASI.2018.8394276