CAD model driven rapid prototyping software

Weiming Dong*, Dongming Yan, Dengwen Zhou, Jiaguang Sun

*Corresponding author for this work

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Current rapid prototyping software based on STL model has limitations in accuracy and flexibility that restricts its industrial application to some extent. A new software directly driven by the 3D CAD system GEMS 6.0 is developed with the abilities of adaptively slicing the object into layers, taking zigzag or spiral way of filling each layer, automatically generating auxiliary support structure and outputting CLI file. Some key algorithms and application examples are illustrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-367
Number of pages8
JournalJisuanji Fuzhu Sheji Yu Tuxingxue Xuebao/Journal of Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Adaptive slicing
  • Rapid prototyping
  • STL model
  • Support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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