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Sadhana

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 199–216 | Cite as

Volume modelling for emerging manufacturing technologies

  • V ChandruEmail author
  • S Manohar
Competitive Manufacturing Systems — Part 2

Abstract

The next generation manufacturing technologies will draw on new developments in geometric modelling. Based on a comprehensive analysis of the desiderata of next generation geometric modellers, we present a critical review of the major modelling paradigms, namely, CSG, B-Rep, non-manifold, and voxel models. We present arguments to support the view that voxel-based modellers have attributes that make it the representation scheme of choice in meeting the emerging requirements of geometric modelling.

Keywords

Voxel modelling virtual prototyping layered manufacturing rapid prototyping reverse engineering 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and AutomationIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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