A topological hierarchy‐sorting algorithm for layered manufacturing

A topological hierarchy‐sorting algorithm for layered manufacturing This paper proposes an algorithm that constructs the topological hierarchy relationship of complex slice contours for layered manufacturing (LM). It facilitates toolpath generation for fabrication of multi‐material parts and virtual simulation for defect quantification and process optimization of LM. The algorithm consists of two main modules, namely the hierarchy‐sorting module and contour‐sequencing module. The hierarchy‐sorting module builds a parent‐and‐child list that defines the containment relationship of the slice contours, while the contour‐sequencing module arranges the slice contours in an appropriate sequence based on the user's requirements. Topological hierarchy relationship facilitates toolpath planning for multi‐material LM and also alleviates some major graphics problems in the virtual simulation of LM. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rapid Prototyping Journal Emerald Publishing

A topological hierarchy‐sorting algorithm for layered manufacturing

Rapid Prototyping Journal, Volume 10 (2): 16 – Apr 1, 2004

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1355-2546
DOI
10.1108/13552540410526971
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Abstract

This paper proposes an algorithm that constructs the topological hierarchy relationship of complex slice contours for layered manufacturing (LM). It facilitates toolpath generation for fabrication of multi‐material parts and virtual simulation for defect quantification and process optimization of LM. The algorithm consists of two main modules, namely the hierarchy‐sorting module and contour‐sequencing module. The hierarchy‐sorting module builds a parent‐and‐child list that defines the containment relationship of the slice contours, while the contour‐sequencing module arranges the slice contours in an appropriate sequence based on the user's requirements. Topological hierarchy relationship facilitates toolpath planning for multi‐material LM and also alleviates some major graphics problems in the virtual simulation of LM.

Journal

Rapid Prototyping JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 2004

Keywords: Prototypes; Advanced manufacturing technologies; Programming and algorithm theory

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