Integrated approach to design and manufacture of shoe lasts for orthopaedic use

H. P. Bao, P. Soundar, T. Yang

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Abstract

For commercial shoes as well as custom-made shoes, the shoe last-a solid model of the inner volume of the shoe-is unquestionably the single most important component of the fabrication process. This paper introduces the elements of an integrated CAD/CAM system to digitize the foot, use a graphics sub-system to create the geometry of a last from the foot model, and generate the tool cutter paths for a numerical control machine to cut the last. Issues of integration of design data and manufacturing data, and problems related to the operation of the sytem are discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-421
Number of pages11
JournalComputers and Industrial Engineering
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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