FusePrint: A DIY 2.5D Printing Technique Embracing Everyday Artifacts

FusePrint: A DIY 2.5D Printing Technique Embracing Everyday Artifacts


Kening Zhu, Alexandru Dancu, Shengdong Zhao



FusePrint is a Stereolithography-based 2.5D rapid prototyping technique that allows high-precision fabrication without high-end modeling tools, enabling the mixing of everyday physical artifacts and liquid conductive gels with photo-reactive resin during the printing process, facilitating
the creation of 2.5D objects that perfectly fit the existing objects. Based on our polynomial model on 2.5D resin printing, we developed the design interface of FusePrint, which allows users to design the printed shapes using physical objects as references, generates projection patterns,
and notifies users when to place the objects in the resin during the printing process. Our workshops suggested that FusePrint is easy to learn and use, provides a greater level of interactivity, and could be useful for a wide range of applications domains including: mechanical fabrication, wearable accessory, toys, interactive systems, etc.

Author Keywords

FusePrint; Fabrication; DIY; 3D Printing; 2.5D Printing;
Stereolithography; Everyday Artifacts.

ACM Classification Keywords

H.5.m. Information interfaces and presentation (e.g., HCI):


Shen is an HCI professor at the National University of Singapore working on realizing his vision of HeadsUp Computing, a new Interaction paradigm that can transform the way we live and interact with computers. In his free time, Shen loves to read, run, spend time with family and friends, and explore nature.

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