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Algorithms for the physical rendering and assembly of octree models

Medellin, H. and Corney, J.R. and Davies, J.B.C. and Lim, T.C. and Ritchie, J.M. (2006) Algorithms for the physical rendering and assembly of octree models. Computer-Aided Design, 38 (1). pp. 69-85. ISSN 0010-4485

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Abstract

Hierarchical decomposition techniques are well established for the representation of 2D images, the calculation of distance maps, and the modelling of volume data. However, recent work has suggested that their use can be extended to the manufacture of physical objects for low cost prototyping and visualization. This paper details various decomposition and assembly planning routines created to support this process. Specifically the decomposition methods are described to generate octants appropriate for the physical assembly process. Having established methods for generating suitable octrees, three different algorithms for planning the assembly of octrees are presented. The comparative performance of these different approaches is discussed.

Item type: Article
ID code: 8626
Keywords: rapid prototyping, Octree, octree model, assembly, assembly planning, Engineering design
Subjects: Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > Engineering design
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2009 12:36
    Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 10:50
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/8626

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