Inria Tech Talk: From 3D models to manufactured parts, use IceSL for your prototyping!

Do you want to prototype 3D objects? Do you work in the medical field or do you need a simple and efficient tool to design complex and customizable shapes according to your wishes?


Discover #IceSL with this Tech Talk* and learn to master the main functions of a powerful 3D printing software, laser cutting.

IceSL is a unique technology, designed to bring you and bring together in a single software the most recent 3D modeling and cutting tools* from the team’s research work MFX from Inria Nancy Grand-Est. And which allow the perfect modeling of complex geometric shapes.

For example, a hand prosthesis, what makes it mobile and flexible is its internal structure. Thanks to the IceSL software it is possible to model the external structure (the volume, the shape of the hand) AND its internal structure.


Technological advantages:

– A single software package for modeling, analysis and manufacturing of parts

– All searches are included in the software (previous results + advanced techniques)

– Optimized slicing to produce precision parts

– Faster printing time and less filament consuming.

– Low-cost colour printing

– Unique support techniques (one of the two is patented)


On the program:

Part 1

9:15 am: Welcome and coffee for participants

9:30 to 10:10 am : Inria Tech Talk / speakers: Sylvain Lefebvre, Noémie Vennin and Pierre Bedell – director and members of the IceSL team, will explain the details of how the software works and 3D printing;

10:10 am: Question and Answer session;

10:20 to 10:40 am : Café-Networking : the opportunity to exchange with the project team about your own needs;



10:40 to 12 pm : practical workshop!


IceSL is presented by Sylvain Lefebvre, Research Director at INRIA. His research focuses on methods for the automatic generation of graphic content, such as three-dimensional shapes, surface details, and material patterns. His approach combines example synthesis methods with shape optimization methods, and exploits high-performance parallel algorithms implemented on graphics processing units (GPUs). Applications range from virtual worlds to modelling and processing complex objects for additive manufacturing. In 2010, he received the EUROGRAPHICS Young Researcher Prize in 2010, in 2013 the Lorraine Regional Researcher Prize, from 2012 to 2017 he led the ERC ShapeForge project, and created the MFX research team in 2018.

* Slicing: generation of instructions for the printer (G-Code) by slices from the 3D model

Tech Talk / technological conference presented by Inria, the national research institute dedicated to digital technology that connects entrepreneurs to the best of French public research in one place: French Tech Central.


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