“Turning Free-form Surfaces into Manufacturable Components” by Herholz, Alexa and Matusik

  • ©Philipp Herholz, Marc Alexa, and Wojciech Matusik

  • ©Philipp Herholz, Marc Alexa, and Wojciech Matusik

  • ©Philipp Herholz, Marc Alexa, and Wojciech Matusik

  • ©Philipp Herholz, Marc Alexa, and Wojciech Matusik

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    Turning Free-form Surfaces into Manufacturable Components

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    We consider the problem of manufacturing free-form geometry with classical fabrication techniques such as mold casting or milling. We derive a set of constraints that guarantee manufacturability. A combined deformation and segmentation algorithm yields parts that satisfy the constraints. Our main observation is that allowing some deformation significantly reduces the number of resulting parts and, thus, extends the range of shapes that can be generated in practice. Examples of actual molds and the resulting manufactured shapes for several well-known meshes demonstrate our claims.


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    The buste model is provided by the AIM@SHAPE Shape Repository.


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