Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/71376
Title: Layer manufacture of jewel ring by volume efficient methodology
Authors: Young, YY 
Yu, KM 
Kwong, CK 
Keywords: Rapid prototyping
Direct and adaptive slicing
Jewel ring
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part B, Journal of engineering manufacture, 2001, v. 215, no. 8, p. 1035-1049 How to cite?
Journal: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part B, Journal of engineering manufacture 
Abstract: Rapid prototyping (RP) technology has been widely used in making prototypes for quite a long time. However, an in-depth study of methods used to fabricate jewellery products with RP is not available. In this paper, a new direct and adaptive slicing methodology is applied to three-dimensional solid jewel ring models to produce maximum inscribed three-dimensional stacked slab models. Jewel rings that are symmetrical in one or more principal planes XY, YZ and ZX are considered. The maximum inscribed slab model will minimize material wastage in post-treatment processes and preserve the symmetric property of the original jewel ring model. A solid torus is used as a simplified representation of the jewel ring in the description of the methodology. A case study based on the methodology is presented.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/71376
ISSN: 0954-4054
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