Augmented Reality Interfaces for Additive Manufacturing

  • Eythor R. Eiriksson
  • David B. Pedersen
  • Jeppe R. Frisvad
  • Linda Skovmand
  • Valentin Heun
  • Pattie Maes
  • Henrik Aanæs
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10269)


This paper explores potential use cases for using augmented reality (AR) as a tool to operate industrial machines. As a baseline we use an additive manufacturing system, more commonly known as a 3D printer. We implement novel augmented interfaces and controls using readily available open source frameworks and low cost hardware. Our results show that the technology enables richer and more intuitive printer control and performance monitoring than currently available on the market. Therefore, there is a great deal of potential for these types of technologies in future digital factories.


3D Printing Additive manufacturing Augmented reality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eythor R. Eiriksson
    • 1
  • David B. Pedersen
    • 1
  • Jeppe R. Frisvad
    • 1
  • Linda Skovmand
    • 1
  • Valentin Heun
    • 2
  • Pattie Maes
    • 2
  • Henrik Aanæs
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark
  2. 2.MIT Media LabCambridgeUSA

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