Approximating Free-form Geometry with Height Fields for Manufacturing
Author(s)Herholz, Philipp; Matusik, Wojciech; Alexa, Marc
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We consider the problem of manufacturing free-form geometry with classical manufacturing techniques, such as mold casting or 3-axis milling. We determine a set of constraints that are necessary for manufacturability and then decompose and, if necessary, deform the shape to satisfy the constraints per segment. We show that many objects can be generated from a small number of (mold-)pieces if slight deformations are acceptable. We provide examples of actual molds and the resulting manufactured objects.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Herholz, Philipp, Wojciech Matusik, and Marc Alexa. “Approximating Free-Form Geometry with Height Fields for Manufacturing.” Computer Graphics Forum 34, no. 2 (May 2015): 239–251.
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