Laminae-based feature recognition

T.C. Lim, J.R. Corney, D. Clark

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Motivated by the needs of mould and die manufacturers, this paper presents a novel approach to recognizing shape features on geometric models composed of both simple and complex ruled surfaces. The algorithm described uses a network of adjacent 2D-laminae (i.e., bounded surfaces) derived from a component's CAD model to both locate and create generic protrusion and depression feature volumes. The approach also enables the automatic generation of alternative feature descriptions and requires no predefined feature libraries
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1043-1048
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2001


  • geometric feature recognition
  • CAD
  • CAM


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