An Evaluation of Digital Methods in Reverse Engineering Using Selected Medical Applications

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dc.contributor.author Parrott, Andrew Mark
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-17T10:06:50Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-17T10:06:50Z
dc.date.issued 2006-11-17T10:06:50Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/1849
dc.description Student Number : 9710738R - MSc (Eng) dissertation - Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment en
dc.description.abstract This dissertation investigates the use of digital modeling methods for selected medical applications. The digital methods include the design of a cranial implant, auricular prosthesis and the duplication of an oral prosthesis. The digital process includes imaging, image processing, design and fabrication steps. Three types of imaging used are contact and non-contact measurement systems and CT scanning. The investigation uses a Phantom haptic device for digital design. The implants and prostheses are fabricated using a Thermojet printer and investment casting. Traditional and digital processes are compared using four case studies on selected criteria. The conclusions of the investigation are that a digital process can be used and is equal to or better than traditional methods in prosthesis and implant design. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject digital modeling methods en
dc.subject medical applications en
dc.subject cranial implant en
dc.subject auricular prosthesis en
dc.subject duplication of an oral prosthesis en
dc.subject imaging en
dc.subject image processing en
dc.subject design en
dc.subject fabrication steps en
dc.subject Phantom haptic device en
dc.title An Evaluation of Digital Methods in Reverse Engineering Using Selected Medical Applications en
dc.type Thesis en


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