Large-scale robotic 3D printing using biobased composites - Work Package report
This report summarizes the developments of Work Package 3 - Information Systems, in an innovation project WouldWood 2 on large-scale robotic 3D printing using biobased composites, funded by the Swedish Innovation Agency Vinnova (2018-2020). Work Package 3 focused on developing frameworks supporting the process from designing to additively manufacturing large-scale elements from cellulose-based material composites. The Information Systems in focus concerned diverse types of information exchanges between various product development stages (design, simulation, fabrication, assembly, use, disassembly, reuse/recycling) and various actors (e.g. architecture - automotive design exchanges, designer - fabricator exchanges). The results of the Information Systems Work Package embrace information frameworks, digital workflows, data exchange routines and suggested software toolkits that aid the transition from a digital design model to a large physical object that is robotically 3D printed. The theoretical frameworks, workflows and toolsets developed in Work Package 3 supported, among others, the testing of a custom 3D print nozzle and in demonstrator production carried out by the other work packages of the project.