Formation of Patterned Indentations for Additive Manufacturing Applications

Yaman, Ulaş
Dölen, Melik
Hoffmann, Christoph
—This paper proposes a novel approach to generate patterned indentations for different additive manufacturing methodologies. Surface textures have many practices in different fields and require special manufacturing considerations. Beside conventional manufacturing processes, additive processes have also been utilized in the last decade to obtain textured surfaces. The current design and fabrication pipeline of additive manufacturing operations have many disadvantages in terms of surface patterns. For instance, the size of the design files grow considerably when there are detailed indentations on the surfaces of the artifacts. The presented method overcomes most of these disadvantages while fabricating the objects with surface patterns. It employs Boolean operations on binary images of the slices on the hardware of the 3D printers to obtain various types of textures.
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U. Yaman, M. Dölen, and C. Hoffmann, “Formation of Patterned Indentations for Additive Manufacturing Applications,” 2017, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: