Faculty Advisor

Furlong-Vazquez, Cosme

Abstract

The availability of rapid prototyping enhances a designer’s creativity and speed, enabling quicker development of new products. However, because this process relies heavily on CAD models it can often be time costly and inefficient when a component is needed urgently in the field. This paper proposes a method to seamlessly integrate the digitization of existing objects with the rapid prototyping process. Our technique makes use of multiple structured-light techniques in conjunction with photogrammetry to build a more efficient means of product development. This combination of methods allows our developed application to rapidly scan an entire object using inexpensive hardware.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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