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Range image integration for direct replication of objects
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Paper Abstract

Laser range sensors measure the 3D coordinates of points on the surface of objects. Range images taken from different points of view can provide a more or less complete coverage of an object's surface. The geometric information carried by the set of range images can be integrated into a unified, non-redundant triangular mesh describing the object. This model can then be used as the input to rapid prototyping or machining systems in order to produce a replica. Direct replication proves particularly useful for complex sculptured surfaces. The paper will describe the proposed approach and relevant algorithms, and discuss tow test cases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2910, Rapid Product Development Technologies, (9 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.263357
Show Author Affiliations
Guy Godin, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Marc-Andre A. Soucy, InnovMetric Software Inc. (Canada)
Pierre Boulanger, National Research Council Canada (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2910:
Rapid Product Development Technologies
Pierre Boulanger, Editor(s)

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