Reverse Design and Application of Irregular Planar Part Based on Image Processing
By using a computer vision detection system to obtain high resolution images of a machine part, a kind of reverse design method of solid modeling of irregular planar part with aided implementation of computer vision was proposed in this paper, which integrates image processing function of Matlab software with solid modeling function of computer aided design (CAD) software. The method used a calibrated digital camera to get the image of the tested part, a three-dimensional entity vector model may be built up after image inversion, edge detection, vectorization process of binary image and size matching were operated sequentially. The results of image reverse design showed that it is an easy and convenient way to reverse irregular planar parts based on image processing. One of its remarkable advantages is the saving of design period and the reduction of design cost. Its measurement error can be controlled within 0.1 mm, and can meet general precision requirement of application occasions. Reversed parts may provide a model basis for further analysis on mechanism assembling and motion simulation.
J. J. Yin et al., "Reverse Design and Application of Irregular Planar Part Based on Image Processing", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 229-231, pp. 1706-1709, 2012