Visual closed loop printing – for complex multi-material structures

August 19th, 2020

Project description

The task for this project involves:

  1. Mount a camera on our E3D Tool Changer multi-material printer
  2. Fuse best fit to dense optical flow over many frames to generate a super-resolution depth map
  3. Spherical surface maps of rotating bodies
  4. Compare map with plan for current layer from unwrapping slicer
  5. Generate updated commands for next layer.

The student will be guided by our research fellow, and reuse the Unwrapping Slicer code.

The goal of this project is to have software for closed loop control of 3D printing, by structure from motion.

Timeframe: 6 months

Requirements and eligibility

We expect to see a record of a satisfactory academic standard, and if applications are from overseas, be assured that students have sufficient funds to cover their travel and living costs whilst in Australia. It is recommended that international applicants view the Australian Government website ‘Study in Australia’.

Required skills:

  • C++ / OpenCL / SyCL / DPC++
  • Computer graphics / OpenCV
  • Mathematical non-convex optimization techniques

How to apply

Industrial internships are not part of a formal program so to apply please contact Dr Nick Hockings via or Dr David Howard via to discuss your interest.

Please supply the following information and documentation at time of contact for your application to be considered:

  • a current c.v.
  • details of grades or an academic transcript
  • the degree you are enrolled in
  • number of years completed


Dr Nick Hockings via or Dr David Howard via

Applications close