Section: Application Domains
Our work around fabrication and additive manufacturing finds applications in different fields. Our algorithms for fast geometric computations on solids (boolean operations, morphological operations) are useful to model a variety of shapes, from mechanical engineering parts to prosthetics for medical applications. Our by-example techniques allow for simpler modeling and processing of very intricate geometries and therefore also find applications in art and design, for unusual shapes that would be very difficult to obtain otherwise. Extensions of these techniques also find applications for reproducing naturally occurring microstructures from a scanned sample.