ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING METHODOLOGIES FOR MULTI PROCESS AND MULTI MATERIAL SCENARIOS
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Additive Manufacturing processes have been developing and continuously improving but are primarily constrained to single materials, albeit some commercial multi extrusion 3D printers do exist where by it is possible to print with multi-colored fluidic polymers or at most two filaments of the same type. 3D printing an object with volumetric varying properties requires manual modification of the G-Code, not a feasible option considering the average size of G-Code generated by the slicing software. This research focuses on developing a post processing methodology that modifies the large G-Code files generated by the slicing software according to user requirements. The proposed methodology has been tested on the Custom Multi-Modality 3D BioPrinter (CMMB) that combines multiple fabrication technologies on a single additive manufacturing platform.