NSF Grant to Support 3D Printing Computation

Chi Zhou.

Professor Chi Zhou, in collaboration with computer science and engineering faculty Wenyao Xu and Jinhui Xu, was recently awarded a two-year project from the National Science Foundation. The project aims to develop a transformative computational paradigm of 3D printing in mass customization.

The project will pursue two novel and complementary objectives: 1) design a suite of quality-guaranteed geometric algorithms for the scalable and time-efficient pre-fabrication computation framework and 2) develop a low-complexity and efficient computing system to facilitate and accelerate the use of these methods and algorithms. This new computer system will exploit the parallelism and customization to improve the efficiency of the new computational paradigm in 3D printing with less delay, lower complexity and higher computing power.