Tuesday, November 7

Geometric Methods for Reverse Engineering

In many areas of industry, it is desirable to be able to create geometric models of existing objects for which no such model is available. Such ability is useful in a wide range of applications including manufacturing replacements for obsolete parts, making variations of former designs, capture of hand-crafted models, and construction of medical prostheses. By creating a geometric model the powerful tools of current CAD/CAM packages become available allowing, for example, editing, analysis, visualization and NC manufacturing. The speakers in this minisymposium will discuss constructing a geometric model assuming some measured input data is already available.

Organizers: Tamas Varady, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary; Ralph Martin, University of Wales, College of Cardiff, United Kingdom; and Jordan Cox, Brigham Young University

10:30 Creating Geometric Models in Reverse Engineering-An Overview
Tamas Varady, Ralph Martin, and Jordan Cox, Organizers
11:00 Feature Base Models for Fitting 3D Data
Gregory T. Dobson and Warren N. Waggenspack, Jr., Louisiana State University
11:30 Reconstructing Objects from 2D Image Projections
Alyn P. Rockwood and Zafer Kadi, Arizona State University; Jim Winget, Silicon Graphics
12:00 A Methodology for Surface Fitting from Range Data
O.D. Isselmou, E. Perna, B. Shariat, and D. Vandorpe, Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France

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