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Applications of computational geometry in mechanical engineering design and manufacture

  • Michael J. Pratt
Invited Contributions
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1148)

Abstract

This contribution has a threefold purpose. Firstly, it urges a wider interpretation of ‘Computational Geometry’ than is often taken. Secondly, it emphasizes the importance of the choice of representations as well as algorithms in geometric computing. Thirdly, it provides examples from the author's experience, supporting the opinions expressed.

Keywords

Tool Path Computational Geometry Polyhedral Approximation Optimal Cutting Condition Numerically Control Program 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Pratt
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  1. 1.Center for Advanced TechnologyRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteUSA
  2. 2.Manufacturing Systems Integration DivisionNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyUSA

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