Delta-volume decomposition for multi-sided components

G. Little, D. E R Clark, J. R. Corney, J. R. Tuttle

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The subdivision of the removal, or data volume, of a machined component into meaningful volumes suitable for efficient machining is at present a complex and time-consuming task. An algorithm is presented for recognizing CNC machining volumes from 3D boundary representation solid modes. The 2.5D volumes identified are associated with generic depressions and protrusions. The novelty of the algorithm lies in the fact that its success does not depend upon a pre-defined library of features and that it guarantees the accessibility of the volumes found. © 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-705
Number of pages11
JournalCAD Computer Aided Design
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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