# Optimal slicing of free-form surfaces

@article{Smith2002OptimalSO, title={Optimal slicing of free-form surfaces}, author={Tait S. Smith and Rida T. Farouki and Mohammad al-Kandari and Helmut Pottmann}, journal={Computer Aided Geometric Design}, year={2002}, volume={19}, pages={43-64} }

- Published 2002 in Computer Aided Geometric Design
DOI:10.1016/S0167-8396(01)00088-7

Many applications, such as contour machining, rapid prototyping, and reverse engineering by laser scanner or coordinate measuring machine, involve sampling of free-from surfaces along section cuts by a family of parallel planes with equidistant spacing ∆ and common normal N. To ensure that such planar sections provide faithful descriptions of the shape of a surface, it is desirable to choose the relative orientation that maximizes, over the entire surface, the minimum angle between N and the… CONTINUE READING

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