A Region Based Method to Automated Design of Multi-Piece Molds with Application to Rapid Tooling

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Yong Chen

3D Systems, Inc., 26081 Avenue Hall, Valencia, CA 91355e-mail: ChenY@3DSystems.com

David W. Rosen

The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0405e-mail: david.rosen@me.gatech.edu

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 2(2), 86-97 (Sep 25, 2002) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1505030 History: Received November 01, 2001; Revised June 01, 2002; Online September 25, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Direct AIM tooling process
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Examples for the problem formulation
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Mold pieces for a pocket with empty V-map
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Basic element comparison example
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Different splitting faces and orders
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Edges and faces of a region in a CXF combining step
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Edges and faces of two regions in a combining step
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Results of four tested parts
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Regions of a fiber connector.




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