A parting line for a polyhedron is a closed curve on its surface, which identifies the two halves of the polyhedron for which mold-boxes must be made. A parting line is undercut-free if the two halves that it generates do not contain facets that obstruct the de-molding of the polyhedron. Computing an undercut-free parting line that is as "flat" as possible is an important problem in mold design. In this paper, algorithms are presented to compute such a parting line for a convex polyhedron, based on different flatness criteria.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
I Research supported in part by NSF Grant CCR-9200270 and by a University of Minnesota Grant-in-Aid of Research Award. A preliminary version of this paper appears in the Proceedings of the First ACM Workshop on Applied Computational Geometry, LNCS 1148, Springer-Verlag, 1996, pp. 109–120. ∗Corresponding author. E-mail: email@example.com 1E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 2Work done while at MPI-Informatik, Saarbrücken, Germany, and at the University of Minnesota, USA. E-mail: email@example.com
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