In many applications the location of the centre of gravity of a mechanical part is an important factor that a designer must consider. If it is not in a desired location, a part might not work properly, e.g. unbalanced force might be generated in a rotational part. After a part is modeled, its centre of gravity cannot be altered unless its external shape or internal mass distribution is changed. However, the external shape is usually constrained by other design considerations. In this paper, an algorithm is proposed for controlling the centre of gravity of a hollowed part. Using this algorithm, the location of the centre of gravity of a part is controlled by changing its internal mass distribution. [Copyright &y& Elsevier]
International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. May2006, Vol. 28 Issue 11/12, p1161-1168. 8p. 8 Diagrams.
IMAGING systems in medicine, SIGNAL-to-noise ratio, TOPOLOGY, SURFACE roughness, RAPID prototyping, and DIAGNOSTIC imaging
Isosurface generation from medical images was done using an oversampling method. The key idea of the proposed method was based on the fact that oversampling and downsampling together can improve the signal-to-noise (SNR) ratio. The procedure consisted of four phases: (1) oversampling of a voxel, (2) topology estimation, (3) low-pass filtering, and (4) downsampling. The effectiveness of the method was verified in terms of SNR, compactness, and surface roughness of the fabricated rapid prototyping parts. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]