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Freeform shape clustering for customized design automation

Zouhar, Alexander and Balach, Sajjad and Azernikov, Sergei and Bahlmann, Claus and Ünal, Gözde and Fang, Tong and Fuchs, Siegfrieds (2009) Freeform shape clustering for customized design automation. In: IEEE 3-D Digital Imaging and Modeling (3DIM), Kyoto, Japan

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Abstract

Automation can provide significant performance improvements in digital manufacturing systems that customize shapes of implants and prosthetic devices to the anatomy of a patient. The challenge, however, lies in the ability of an automatic solution to adapt to anatomical variations of a given object category. This paper presents a hierarchical framework that generalizes the digital design of anatomical surface models in terms of a small number of prototypes. The latter are derived from the local shape information of constituent parts via shape matching and clustering and then associated with one operation that dictates how a shape undergoes modification. We demonstrate the proposed technique through application to typical hearing aid design operations with promising results.

Item Type:Papers in Conference Proceedings
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Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science
ID Code:13002
Deposited By:Gözde Ünal
Deposited On:02 Dec 2009 13:34
Last Modified:02 Dec 2009 13:37

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