A low-cost wireframe-to-solid implementation for reverse engineering

Simon S.P. Shum, Kai Ming Yu, W. S. Lau, Matthew M.F. Yuen

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In reverse engineering, information is derived from a physical object. This paper reports the reconstruction of a 3D computer model from the 2D orthogonal projection images of a physical object. The images of an opaque object from six orthographic views are first captured by a digital camera. A telephoto lens is incorporated in the digital camera in order to minimize the perspective effect in the projection of images. After image pre-processing, 2D wireframes of the six projection views of the object are obtained. The output of the image processing is used for solid construction.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTechnical Paper - Society of Manufacturing Engineers. MS
Issue number159
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998


  • Orthogonal
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Wireframe-to-Solid Views

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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