volume 3, issue 1, P58-77 2016
DOI: 10.15748/jasse.3.58
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Abstract: This paper introduces a method for the automatic conversion of the 3D mesh models into a set of the 2D patterns for producing physical copy-models. We consider the models that can be segmented into the near-developable parts. Each part is regenerated into the 2D patterns by decomposing it into a set of triangle strips and mapping them onto the 2D print plane. Mapping strips are done in two steps: 1) mapping onto the fixed plane in 3D; 2) mapping the flattened strips onto a print plane. The resulting strips are…

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