Visible to the public Converting Multi-Axis Machine Tools into Subtractive 3D Printers by using Intelligent Discrete Geometry Data Structures


The overarching goal of this project is to develop a novel cyberphysical platform for fast and efficient, fully digital, 3-dimensional, 5-axis machining. Proposed methodology is inspired by 3D printing, which is easy to program but limited in terms of the materials that can be used, the finishing quality that can be achieved, and relatively slow printing speeds. By contrast, CNC milling can address these limitations.