Mapping based calibration for integrated measuring system on reverse engineering of freeform shape

Juliana M.Y. Tam, Kai M. Yu

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Reverse engineering is of great interests for computer aided verification of freeform shapes. Accurate model is crucial to assure the validity of geometry assessment. Freeform reconstruction is especially challenging when the parts are thin and/or self-occlusion. An integrated measuring system was proposed by incorporating laser scanner into hardware mechanism on reconstructing model of complex shape. Mathematical model mapping the transformation relationship between system components and cylinder-based algorithm for mechanism calibration was presented. The proposed system was validated on blade measurement. Experimental results showed that the proposed system and calibration method were able to provide a reliable measurement on freeform shape.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)644-654
Number of pages11
JournalComputer-Aided Design and Applications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Calibration
  • Freeform metrology
  • Reverse Engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computational Mathematics

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