In this paper, we present a pattern development method for soft product design. We utilize a surface fattening method based on a mass-spring model to create 2D patterns unfolding from a three-dimensional (3D) model. Multilevel meshes are proposed to expedite the flattening process, and a boundary optimization method is employed to guarantee 2D patterns can be sewn well. We apply the proposed method to the design of real soft products. Experimental results show that it can deal with complex surfaces efficiently and robustly, and manufactured products are satisfactory.
Design Patterns of Soft Products Using Surface Flattening
Contributed by the Computers and Information Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING. Manuscript received April 24, 2017; final manuscript received February 8, 2018; published online April 26, 2018. Assoc. Editor: Yan Wang.
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Zhang, D., Li, J., and Wang, J. (April 26, 2018). "Design Patterns of Soft Products Using Surface Flattening." ASME. J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. June 2018; 18(2): 021011. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4039476
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