3D printer Adaptive Scanning Techniques

I submitted this paper as a discussion during the Open-Source trade show, the Midwest RepRap festival.

The basis is that a 3d scanner can be used in conjunction with a printer for at least 3 new capabilities. The initial configuration of this scanner would be a point laser in the x-carriage or effector and a camera (at an oblique view).

  1. Continuing from a failed 3d print job
  2. bed calibration
  3. printing on non-planar objects

The paper entails how to do this technique, the mathematical basis and formulas, and ideas to start implementing this in new and existing 3d printers.