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Algorithms for accurate rapid prototyping replication of cancellous bone voxel maps

Sisias, G.; Phillips, R.; Dobson, C.A.; Fagan, M.J.; Langton, C.M.

Authors

G. Sisias

R. Phillips

C.M. Langton



Abstract

A set of algorithms has been developed and evaluated for 3D and 21/2D rapid prototyping replication of 3D reconstructions of cancellous bone samples. The algorithms replicate a voxel map without any loss of fidelity, so as to increase the validity of the comparison of mechanical tests on the 3D reconstructed models with those predicted by finite element analyses. The evaluation is both in terms of algorithmic complexity and the resultant data set size. The former determines the feasibility of the conversion process, whereas the latter the potential success of the manufacturing process. The algorithms and their implementation in PC software is presented. © 2002, MCB UP Limited

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2002-03
Journal RAPID PROTOTYPING JOURNAL
Print ISSN 1355-2546
Publisher Emerald
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
Issue 1
Pages 6-24
APA6 Citation Sisias, G., Phillips, R., Dobson, C., Fagan, M., & Langton, C. (2002). Algorithms for accurate rapid prototyping replication of cancellous bone voxel maps. Rapid Prototyping Journal, 8(1), 6-24. https://doi.org/10.1108/13552540210413266
DOI https://doi.org/10.1108/13552540210413266
Keywords Mechanical Engineering; Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering