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Method for digitizing an object's section-profile using a liquid-filled vessel
Author(s): Peng Zhang; Fei Liu; Hongbin Xu
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, a new digitizing method for object definition based on the use of liquid was proposed and described, along with its basic principles. The digitized object was first placed in a vessel with liquid. An intersection profile of the liquid and the object would appear at the height of the liquid surface; this was the section profile of the object in fact. The image could be captured and processed by an optical senor and computer system, and the profile then digitized. By changing the height of the liquid face, the profiles of object could be obtained one by one. The key technologies and problems associated with this method are discussed. A prototype of this equipment was designed and manufactured. The problems that would be studied and solved in the future using this method were also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 2006
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6040, ICMIT 2005: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials, 604016 (21 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664188
Show Author Affiliations
Peng Zhang, Guangdong Univ. of Technology (China)
Chongqing Institute of Technology (China)
Fei Liu, Chongqing Univ. (China)
Hongbin Xu, Chongqing Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6040:
ICMIT 2005: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials
Yunlong Wei; Kil To Chong; Takayuki Takahashi; Shengping Liu; Zushu Li; Zhongwei Jiang; Jin Young Choi, Editor(s)

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