Voxel-based Modeling with Multi-resolution Wavelet Transform for Layered Manufacturing
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A voxel-based modeling system with multi-resolution for layered manufacturing is presented in this paper. When dealing with discretized data input, voxel-based modeling shows its clear advantages over the conventional geometric modeling methods. To increase the efficiency of voxel data due to its large storage space requirement, multi-resolution method with wavelet transform technique is implemented. Combining with iso-surface generation and lossless polygon reduction, this voxel-based modeling method can easily work with layered manufacturing. To demonstrate these concepts, components with different resolutions are built using Layered Manufacturing and presented in the paper.