Rapid Prototyping of Handicraft Based on Reverse Engineering
Reverse Engineering of handicrafts refers to many aspects, such as data collection, data mergence of point clouds, surfaces reconstruction, and rapid prototyping. This paper takes a handicraft horse for example. Once this horse is scanned partially by using non-contact optical 3D measurement system, we can get point clouds data, and accumulate, merge, and combine them into one data file, then build up a three-dimensional picture, and obtain STL format file after slicing. Finally, rapid prototype manufacture can be used. By using this method, handicrafts that are the same as or similar with the mock-ups can be produced.
Yongping Zhang, Linhua Zhou and Elwin Mao
X. M. Cheng et al., "Rapid Prototyping of Handicraft Based on Reverse Engineering", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 109, pp. 451-454, 2012