Chandru, Vijay and Manohar, Swami and Prakash, Edmond C (1995) Voxel- Based Modeling for layered Manufacturing. In: IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 15 (6). pp. 42-47.
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Layered manufacturing (LM) technologies have revolutionized the prototyping of complex geometric designs, but still employ traditional CAD tools. A voxel-based approach is under development in a modeling tool called G-WoRP (Geometric Workbench for Rapid Prototyping), which is tuned toward fabrication with LM equipment. The user interacts with the workbench through an input layer that provides two major primitives-the slice and the voxel-and the operations that support them. An import facility also permits designs from other CAD systems. Central to the internal layer is V-Rep, a new representation scheme that provides an efficient interface among the various G-WoRP modules. The output layer gives the part description in a form suitable to the actual LM technology employed. It also supports a process description for manufacturing the part using traditional processes. The design and manufacturing phases do not require an explicit process-planning step because the design description of the part closely resembles the input description needed by the LM equipment.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to IEEE.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation (Formerly, School of Automation)|
|Date Deposited:||23 Jun 2007|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:38|
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