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New parametric concept for product customization
Author(s): Yonghua Chen; Yizhong Wang
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Paper Abstract

Parametric design methods are often used for the customization of geometric forms. In this paper, parametric design is approached from a different perspective. A fuzzy logic approach is developed to describe the geometry of a parametric model. Instead of using numerical numbers to describe a set of dimensions, the proposed method accepts imprecise linguistic input, such as large, small or medium large. The simplicity of such description facilitates and attracts even the unprofessional designers, or even household customers when such a system is available on the Internet. To demonstrate the proposed concept and method, a fuzzy parametric design program of wine glass is implemented. Both fuzzy description and numerical input are available and the preferred input is selectable by the user. When fuzzy input is selected, fuzzy reasoning is used to deduce the unimportant parameters so that a solid model of the wine glass can be generated in SolidWorks. Physical prototypes of a few wine glass designs are fabricated using rapid prototyping technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4192, Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing III, (13 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.403640
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Yonghua Chen, Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Yizhong Wang, Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4192:
Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing III
Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan; Angappa Gunasekaran, Editor(s)

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