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Author Joan Serrat; Felipe Lumbreras; Antonio Lopez
Title Cost estimation of custom hoses from STL files and CAD drawings Type Journal Article
Year 2013 Publication Computers in Industry Abbreviated Journal COMPUTIND
Volume 64 Issue 3 Pages 299-309
Keywords On-line quotation; STL format; Regression; Gaussian process
Abstract We present a method for the cost estimation of custom hoses from CAD models. They can come in two formats, which are easy to generate: a STL file or the image of a CAD drawing showing several orthogonal projections. The challenges in either cases are, first, to obtain from them a high level 3D description of the shape, and second, to learn a regression function for the prediction of the manufacturing time, based on geometric features of the reconstructed shape. The chosen description is the 3D line along the medial axis of the tube and the diameter of the circular sections along it. In order to extract it from STL files, we have adapted RANSAC, a robust parametric fitting algorithm. As for CAD drawing images, we propose a new technique for 3D reconstruction from data entered on any number of orthogonal projections. The regression function is a Gaussian process, which does not constrain the function to adopt any specific form and is governed by just two parameters. We assess the accuracy of the manufacturing time estimation by k-fold cross validation on 171 STL file models for which the time is provided by an expert. The results show the feasibility of the method, whereby the relative error for 80% of the testing samples is below 15%.
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Publisher Elsevier Place of Publication Editor
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Notes ADAS; 600.057; 600.054; 605.203 Approved no
Call Number Admin @ si @ SLL2013; ADAS @ adas @ Serial 2161
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