MacLennan, Alexander D; West, Geoffrey A W; Cardew-Hall, Michael
Freeform surfaces can be used to describe manufactured objects. These surfaces can be represented as point clouds, triangulated surfaces and range images. Before these objects can be analysed in any way they need to be broken down into their constituent parts. Using this description stamped parts can be indexed and retrieved to assist in determining how to manufacture a part that has similar properties. One means of performing this task is to segment the object based upon its surface...[Show more]
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