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September 2014 Inference for deformation and interference in 3D printing
Arman Sabbaghi, Tirthankar Dasgupta, Qiang Huang, Jizhe Zhang
Ann. Appl. Stat. 8(3): 1395-1415 (September 2014). DOI: 10.1214/14-AOAS762


Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is a promising manufacturing technique marred by product deformation due to material solidification in the printing process. Control of printed product deformation can be achieved by a compensation plan. However, little attention has been paid to interference in compensation, which is thought to result from the inevitable discretization of a compensation plan. We investigate interference with an experiment involving the application of discretized compensation plans to cylinders. Our treatment illustrates a principled framework for detecting and modeling interference, and ultimately provides a new step toward better understanding quality control for 3D printing.


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Arman Sabbaghi. Tirthankar Dasgupta. Qiang Huang. Jizhe Zhang. "Inference for deformation and interference in 3D printing." Ann. Appl. Stat. 8 (3) 1395 - 1415, September 2014.


Published: September 2014
First available in Project Euclid: 23 October 2014

zbMATH: 1303.62115
MathSciNet: MR3271337
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/14-AOAS762

Keywords: Additive manufacturing , posterior predictive checks , quality control , Rubin Causal Model , stable unit-treatment value assumption

Rights: Copyright © 2014 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Vol.8 • No. 3 • September 2014
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