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Developing an Accessible 3D Printing Pipeline.

McLoughlin, L., Fryazinov, O., Moseley, M., Adzhiev, V., Wu, M. and Pasko, A., 2018. Developing an Accessible 3D Printing Pipeline. In: FASE 2018 Session in SMI2018, 7 June 2018, Lisbon, Portugal, 57 - 62.

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Digital technology provides an opportunity for people with disabilities to be involved in artistic activities, such as virtual sculpting whose output can be fabricated using 3D printing. Existing accessible solutions, however, present mainly a set of separate tools rather than a whole cohesive production pipeline which takes into an account the specific needs of the user group. Challenges include accessible user interfaces for all pipeline steps, suitable shape modelling operations, ”3D Print” button and model data formats that require no post-processing or clean-up operations for the Direct Fabrication step. In this paper we discuss an accessible pipeline which includes 3D modelling and 3D printing, providing an example of a 3D modelling system with developed special-purpose applications allowing children with complex disabilities to participate in sculpting activities through accessible interfaces such as eye-gaze control.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Special Issue on SMI 2018/ISAMA2018, Shape Modeling International 2018 Fabrication and Sculpting Event. SMI 2018 Lisbon 6-8 June 2018
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:31875
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:26 Feb 2019 10:15
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:14


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