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Front. Robot. AI | doi: 10.3389/frobt.2019.00080

3D Printed Deformable Surfaces for Shape-Changing Displays

  • 1Lancaster University, United Kingdom

We use interlinked 3D printed panels to fabricate deformable surfaces that are specifically designed for shape-changing displays. Our exploration of 3D printed deformable surfaces, as a fabrication technique for shape-changing displays, shows new and diverse forms of shape output, visualizations, and interaction capabilities. This article describes our general design and fabrication approach, the impact of varying surface design parameters, and a demonstration of possible application examples. We conclude by discussing current limitations and future directions for this work.

Keywords: Shape-changing displays, 3D Printing Surfaces, Deformable interfaces, Design and fabrication, SLA - Stereolithography

Received: 28 May 2019; Accepted: 15 Aug 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Everitt and Alexander. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Dr. Aluna Everitt, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YW, United Kingdom,