Team, Visitors, External Collaborators
Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: Highlights of the Year

Highlights of the Year

This year we advanced on all of our main research axes [11], [12], [13], [14], [15], [17]. We would like to highlight two of these results. First, we cast a new view on the Gabor noise – a now well established procedural texturing technique – by reformulating it to enable new controls and properties [17]. This opens interesting possibilities for microstructure synthesis, a direction we are now pursuing. Second, we introduced a novel algorithm for curved 3D printing [11], a long term ongoing effort within the team. This algorithm is the first – to our knowledge – to optimize for curved layers throughout a part, under constraints allowing fabrication on standard 3D printers using thermoplastic filament. This paves the way to more general techniques for 6-DOF 3D printing.

Our software efforts have also intensified, with a clear increase in the use and popularity of our software IceSL (see software). We also announced an exciting collaboration with AddUp, a leading French company in the field of metal 3D printing.