Play well, print well: using LEGO bricks as an intuitive benchmarking tool for 3D printers

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Abstract

In 3D printing, calibration is crucial for accurate prints, particularly those with complex or intricate features. This paper focuses on developing, manufacturing, and testing a benchmarking model to assess the dimensional accuracy of 3D printers. The aim is to evaluate the 3D printed model against a universally recognized real-world equivalent – a LEGO® brick – using its interlock function as a test with an engaging element. An interlock benchmarking framework aids further analysis of the model's performance, and a checklist for the model is provided for additional visual analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1707–1716
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the Design Society
Volume4
Issue numberDESIGN 2024
Early online date16 May 2024
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2024
Event18th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2024 - Hotel Croatia Cavtat, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 20 May 202423 May 2024
https://www.designconference.org/

Keywords

  • 3D Printing
  • calibration test
  • dimensional accuracy
  • process modelling

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