Sep 20, 2016

MERL 5D Printing on a Custom Delta

After 4D printing comes 5d printing. It's just a fancy name for five axis 3D printing that enables more strength due to layers being extruded in optimized paths to resist more pressure force.
It is developed at  Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) on a custom delta machine with movable printbed.




Here is the explainer video:





PDF research paper on the topic:

http://www.merl.com/publications/docs/TR2016-101.pdf

More on the researcher:

http://www.merl.com/people/yerazunis