Automated finishing of organ models created by 3D printing

Yoshihide Tamaki, Kohji Niwa, Anthony Beaucamp, Yoshimi Takeuchi

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Abstract

In recent years, transparent resin organ models created by 3D printing have found application in the medical fields. The inside of the organ model contains diseased parts, blood vessels and so on, but they cannot be seen due to the layered appearance of printed surfaces. To address this issue, an automated system was developed using an industrial robot to replace the manual polishing currently needed. The automated system consists of three aspects: fixturing of the organ model, polishing tool path generation and polishing process conditions. From polishing experiments on a relatively simple shape, it was found that the system has the potential to deliver transparent surfaces on complex resin organ models.

Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 13
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2017 - Hiroshima City, Japan
Duration: 2017 Nov 132017 Nov 17

Other

Other9th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2017
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityHiroshima City
Period17/11/1317/11/17

Keywords

  • Organ model
  • Polishing
  • Resin
  • Robot
  • Tool path generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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