Rapid parametric design methods for shoe-last customization
Source: The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Volume 54, Numbers 1-4, April 2011 , pp. 173-186(14)
Abstract:With the development of computer-aided design (CAD) technology and increasing demands of customized footwear, shoe-lasts are requested to be designed rapidly so as to speed-up the process of footwear manufacturing. Thus, this study presents a CAD system for shoe-last rapid customized design based on the piecewise reconstruction to realize the interactive deformation and separate/global shoe-last form reuse. First, piecewise remodeling method is proposed based on the multi-layer parametric definition and contour curves are extracted from the mesh. Then, five types of proper constraints to support surface manipulation are proposed, and the draft-driven deformation by the contour curve bending can realize the interactive local surface design in free angle of view. Finally, shoe-last styles can be saved and reused globally or separately to share design results between different shoe-lasts. Experimental examples show that customized shoe-lasts can be easily and rapidly generated by adopting the parametric design methods.
Document Type: Research article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027, China, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027, China
Publication date: 2011-04-01