Demonstrate SLA process planning capabilities that combine adaptive slicing and
orientation concerns with trade-offs among build time, surface finish, and accuracy.
When building a part on SLA machine, sometimes a designer is interested in the best
surface finish available, sometimes the most accurate part, and sometimes he just
wants the part as soon as possible. Until now, it has not been possible to investigate
trade-offs among such varied objectives. We have demonstrated how adaptive slicing
and orientation determination can be combined with multiobjective optimization to
provide the capability to investigate trade-offs among time, finish, and accuracy. This
work has been integrated into the Rapid Tooling Testbed.