Manufacturability of fractal geometry

Y. C. Yeung, Kai Ming Yu

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Nowadays more and more aesthetic product developments, assemblage and decoration designs are taking aesthetically appealing forms of natural objects such as rough terrain, ripples on lakes, coastline and seafloor topography. They are mathematical definable via fractal geometry theory and emerge to attract a lot of attention. However, not many methods for manufacturing of fractal objects have been reported in the literature and no previous research papers concern the manufacturability of fractal geometry. The paper will, thus, give a tentative classification and nomenclature of fractal geometry. Then, a state-of-the-art overview of manufacturing techniques is presented. By bridging the gap between fractal geometry and manufacturing, those processes that are promising to manufacture the three dimensional (3D) fractal objects will be highlighted. Afterward, a brief overview of limitation of those processes will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)722-726
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Event11th International Manufacturing Conference - Advances in Materials Manufacturing Science and Technology. - Jinan, China
Duration: 18 Sept 200420 Sept 2004


  • Fractal geometry
  • Layer manufacturing
  • Manufacturability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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