Finding Mold-Piece Regions Using Computer Graphics Hardware

TitleFinding Mold-Piece Regions Using Computer Graphics Hardware
Publication TypeBook Chapters
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsPriyadarshi A, Gupta SK
EditorKim M-S, Shimada K
Book TitleGeometric Modeling and Processing - GMP 2006
Series TitleLecture Notes in Computer Science
Pagination655 - 662
PublisherSpringer Berlin / Heidelberg
ISBN Number978-3-540-36711-6
KeywordsComputer science

An important step in the mold design process that ensures disassembly of mold pieces consists of identifying various regions on the part that will be formed by different mold pieces. This paper presents an efficient and robust algorithm to find and highlight the mold-piece regions on a part. The algorithm can be executed on current-generation computer graphics hardware. The complexity of the algorithm solely depends on the time to render the given part. By using a system that can quickly find various mold-piece regions on a part, designers can easily optimize the part and mold design and if needed make appropriate corrections upfront, streamlining the subsequent design steps.