[rp-ml] algorithm&implementation for STL slicing

From: Cristina Kadar <cristina_kadar_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Thu Aug 17 2006 - 15:24:55 EEST

    Dear List,
  During my online searches I came across this mailing list dedicated to RP and it seems a good place to put some questions.
  My name is Cristina Kadar, I am a student of Computer Engineering, currently doing an internship in a research institute in Germany. They are specialised in laser technologies and in one lab they need a software which takes as input an STL file and produces as output the 2D pass for the laser beam. My job would be to develop an algorithm and implement it (in Visual Basic) for the slicing of the 3D objects into the 2D closed surfaces.
      I found some articles in the Rapid Prototyping Journal (e.g. by Choi & Kwok; Vogt, Bertsch, Renaud & Bernhard; Tata, Fadel, Bagchi & Aziz), but to be onest they are a bit too high level, abstract and deal with the some special problems (like adaptive slicing) that I don’t need. I am looking for a basic algorithm/ implementation. Maybe there are some open-source applications already?
          It would be great if somebody could point some directions for me: online sources, books, something that could guide me in the first steps.
          Thank you! :)
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Received on Thu Aug 17 14:47:55 2006

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