The development of vector based printing for 2.5D printing

Host Institution: UWE

Main Supervisor:

  • Carinna Parraman (UWE)


  • Maria V. Ortiz Segovia (OCE)
  • Arjan Kuijper (TUDA)


  • To gain improved understanding of the behaviour of inks and paints and to develop methodologies for deposition. The significance here is path (vector), medium (ceramic, pigment, paint) and tool (syringe, brush, print head) dependent. Each combination will yield different results.
  • Explore the material qualities and properties of pigments for the development of inkjet and direct write technologies and working with Mitsubishi industrial Robot RV-7F-D 6-axis and a Diamatix printhead cluster. Whilst current application and deposition methods are suitable for flat surfaces, there is significant potential for the application of pigments onto low relief, complex curves and side decorations of 3D artifacts.
  • Employ direct write methods whereby colours can be sprayed, jetted or painted onto 3D objects and relief surfaces, in a highly controlled way

ESR Recruited