Most 3D models printed haven’t been created to be specifically printed in a specific 3DP technology. These
models, that mostly come from CAD and 3D Scan applications, are usually generated trying to have as much
resolution as possible to have a high-resolution 3D surface (see figure 1). However, all 3DP technologies have
a certain digital resolution (voxel size), so an over-resolution model won’t have a better final part quality but
will have a negative impact on printing pipeline performance (time, resources). Here we introduce an index
(Over resolution Index, ORI) to quantify the degree of over-resolution of the model for each specific
technology. This allows the user to precisely known the degree of over-resolution of the mesh.
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INC, HP, "OVER-RESOLUTION INDEX OF A 3D DIGITAL MODEL FOR 3D PRINTING", Technical Disclosure Commons, (March 19, 2019)