Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-003-1913-6
Title: An algorithm for disintegrating large and complex rapid prototyping objects in a CAD environment
Authors: Tang, Y. 
Loh, H.T. 
Fuh, J.Y.H. 
Wong, Y.S. 
Lee, S.H.
Keywords: Algorithm
Computer-aided design (CAD)
Disintegration
Rapid prototyping (RP)
Selective laser sintering (SLS)
Issue Date: May-2005
Source: Tang, Y., Loh, H.T., Fuh, J.Y.H., Wong, Y.S., Lee, S.H. (2005-05). An algorithm for disintegrating large and complex rapid prototyping objects in a CAD environment. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 25 (9-10) : 895-901. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-003-1913-6
Abstract: A CAD application tool kit interfacing with a Unigraphics (UG) system was developed for disintegrating large and complex rapid prototyping objects into smaller and simpler components which can be fabricated by a rapid prototyping system. As the core of the tool kit, the algorithm of such disintegration is described in detail in this paper. The algorithm combines the flat planar parting method and feature-based volume decomposition. Due consideration is also given to the optimisation of the surface accuracy, the build time, and the strength and number of segments generated. Based on the algorithm and the CAD application tool kit, the disintegration of two RP objects was realised in a selective laser sintering system. © Springer-Verlag London Limited 2004.
Source Title: International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/59413
ISSN: 02683768
DOI: 10.1007/s00170-003-1913-6
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