Michigan Engineering researchers have developed
new algorithms to speed up consumer 3-D printers without sacrificing quality. Affordable Desktop 3D printers use light weight
and flexibale materails. When increasing the printing speed, these
low cost parts will cause virbation which will reduce the print quality. The new software algorithms named as FBS i-e
filtered b-spline, use a model of the Printer’s Dynamics and adjust control of the printer
to mitigate any unwanted vibrations. The algorithms can be used to simply upgrade
the 3D-printer’s firmware, enabling faster 3D-printing at no additional cost.