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9 January 1997 Range image integration for direct replication of objects
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Proceedings Volume 2910, Rapid Product Development Technologies; (1997)
Event: Photonics East '96, 1996, Boston, MA, United States
Laser range sensors measure the 3D coordinates of points on the surface of objects. Range images taken from different points of view can provide a more or less complete coverage of an object's surface. The geometric information carried by the set of range images can be integrated into a unified, non-redundant triangular mesh describing the object. This model can then be used as the input to rapid prototyping or machining systems in order to produce a replica. Direct replication proves particularly useful for complex sculptured surfaces. The paper will describe the proposed approach and relevant algorithms, and discuss tow test cases.
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Guy Godin, Marc-Andre A. Soucy, and Pierre Boulanger "Range image integration for direct replication of objects", Proc. SPIE 2910, Rapid Product Development Technologies, (9 January 1997);

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