Publication Date

1996

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Motavalli, Saeid

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Industrial Engineering

LCSH

Computer-aided design||Reverse engineering||Three-dimensional display systems

Abstract

This document reports a reverse engineering method for the automatic generation of accurate 3-D CAD models for existing parts. A combination of non contact and contact part digitization approaches have been used. In this system the reverse engineering process is done in three steps. First a non contact device, machine vision, is used for obtaining digitized data from the part. Second the raw data is processed and a 3-D CAD model for the part is generated. In the third step the created 3-D CAD model is used for guiding a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) to capture accurate coordinate data from the feature points of the part. The data is then used to create a dimensionally accurate 3-D CAD model of the part.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [89]-91)

Extent

viii, 91 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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