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Off-axis and nonplanar slicing...

Publication Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
Page Numbers
191 to 200
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Publisher Location
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Traditionally, slicing processes have assumed a horizontal plane that moves up the Z axis to produce layers. However, through relatively straightforward modifications, this process can be extended to allow planar slicing at any angle and along any axis in a process referred to as off-axis slicing. Additionally, more advanced pathing solutions are moving away from planar approaches entirely by printing directly on non-flat surfaces. Both of these alternative approaches to slicing, as well as some common issues associated with them, are discussed in this chapter to provide a foundation for more advanced pathing solutions.