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Creating works-like prototypes of mechanical objects

Koo, B; Li, W; Yao, J; Agrawala, M; Mitra, NJ; (2014) Creating works-like prototypes of mechanical objects. ACM Transactions on Graphics , 33 (6) , Article 217. 10.1145/2661229.2661289. Green open access

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Abstract

Designers often create physical works-like prototypes early in the product development cycle to explore possible mechanical architectures for a design. Yet, creating functional prototypes requires time and expertise, which discourages rapid design iterations. Designers must carefully specify part and joint parameters to ensure that parts move and fit and together in the intended manner. We present an interactive system that streamlines the process by allowing users to annotate rough 3D models with high-level functional relationships(e.g., part A fits inside part B). Based on these relationships, our system optimizes the model geometry to produce a working design. We demonstrate the versatility of our system by using it to design a variety of works-like prototypes.

Type: Article
Title: Creating works-like prototypes of mechanical objects
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1145/2661229.2661289
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2661229.2661289
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Fabrication, 3D printing, Sketch-based modeling
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Med Phys and Biomedical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1458789
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