Introduction of 3D Printing Technique applied for producing Physical Models of Underground Mine Openings

지하광산갱도의 물리모형 구현을 위한 3D프린팅 기술 적용사례

  • Received : 2017.04.24
  • Accepted : 2017.04.26
  • Published : 2017.04.30


Physical models of underground mines are very useful to the design of mine openings and the management of work progress of mining companies as well as to consulting. Even though 3D image realization techniques for mine openings have already been developed by various companies the physical models are still widely used because they can provide better understanding without sophisticated equipments for the most of people. Conventional materials for the physical models are paper and acryl which demand a lot of time and labor to make the model even with low precision and high cost. In this research, 3D printing technique is adopted to develop the physical model with relatively short time, low cost, and proper degree of precision. Finally the computer software "UMine2STL" was developed and verified by comparing the printed product with its design.


Underground mine;Openings;Physical modeling;3D printing;UMine2STL


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