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AutoConnect Generates 3D Printable Connectors for Any Two Objects: The Missing Link

by Lambert Varias
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Custom mounts, docks and other connectors are simple yet impressive demonstrations of 3D printing’s potential. Right now you can either design your own connector or look for existing designs, but a group of researchers have created a third option: have a computer figure it out for you.

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Made by Yuki Koyama, Shinjiro Sueda, Emma Steinhardt, Takeo Igarashi, Ariel Shamir and Wojciech Matusik, AutoConnect is an application that generates 3D models for a connector. In theory, it can create a connector for any two objects, regardless of their shape. All it needs are the 3D models for the objects to be connected as well as a few parameters such as size and weight.

It’s certainly an impressive prototype, but how many people have 3D models of their belongings? It would be awesome if it could work with photos or measurements instead. You can read the group’s paper on Disney Research’s website.

[via 3D Print]

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