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Research Archive


The Research archive provides access to all Research articles published in past issues of Communications of the ACM.

September 2019

From Communications of the ACM

Technical Perspective: From Virtual Worlds to Digital Fabrication

The authors of "OpenFab" propose to revisit the processing pipeline that turns a 3D model into machine instructions in light of the solutions developed in computer graphics.

From Communications of the ACM

OpenFab: A Programmable Pipeline for Multimaterial Fabrication


We present OpenFab, a programmable pipeline for synthesis of multimaterial 3D printed objects that is inspired by RenderMan and modern GPU pipelines.