In 2017, researchers with the Smart and Sustainable Automation Research Lab (S2A Lab) at the University of Michigan College of Engineering developed a filtered b-spline (FBS) algorithm that could help speed up 3D printing by regulating the vibrations .
This week, S2A Technologies LLC, a spinoff company from the university’s mechatronics program, is launching a Kickstarter campaign for its software solution, called Ulendo , that they say will “unlock the creative potential of your 3D printer.” “The COVID-19 situation further motivated us to get Ulendo into the hands of the 3D printing community as it showed us how crucial speed is when it comes to printing PPE and medical devices to combat the coronavirus,” the campaign states. If you want to finish a print job faster, you might think that the way to do it is to run the system at a higher speed. However, this can cause excessive […]
Above: PepsiCo food, snack, and beverage product line-up/Source: PepsiCo PepsiCo turned to tooling with 3D printing...