Comparative study on the three-dimensional scanning methods of moulded polyurethane foam bra cups

Long Wu, Kit Lun Yick, Sun Pui Ng, Yiu Wan Yip

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel experimental technique that combines three dimensional (3D) scanning and a quantitative assessment of the 3D geometric shape of foam cups to investigate the deformation behavior of foam during bra cup scanning and its relation to the moulding conditions. The results suggest that deformation of a moulded cup when compared with its plastic shot scanned in the bird-view position is consistently less than that in the upward-view position. Under the experimental conditions used in this study, the lengths of the dwell time for the bra cup moulding process have a significant effect on the amount of deformation for the two types of foam materials studied. This study aims to provide an accurate, efficient and economical solution for measuring cup deformation with a plastic shot and providing a better understanding and more accurate modeling of the deformation behavior of foam to assure the quality and process of bra cup moulding.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium Proceedings 2014 - 7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, TBIS 2014, in conjunction with the 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference, APCC 2014
PublisherBinary Information Press
Pages743-748
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, TBIS 2014, in conjunction with the 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference, APCC 2014 - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 6 Aug 20148 Aug 2014

Conference

Conference7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, TBIS 2014, in conjunction with the 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference, APCC 2014
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period6/08/148/08/14

Keywords

  • Bra cup
  • Deformation
  • Foam
  • Moulding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials

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