Evaluation of the auto surfacing methods to create a surface body of the mandible model

  • Paweł Turek Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, Rzeszów University of Technology, Rzeszów, Poland


Designing an anatomical structure for a surgical procedure is not a simple task. It is especially true of the craniofacial area, which consists of bone tissues with very complex geometry. CAD modelers need appropriate knowledge and skills in medicine and technical sciences to fully use the currently available tools in related processes with the reconstruction of the craniofacial areas. The presented preliminary studies are based on four patients treated at the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery. The segmentation process of the mandible model was performed in the ITK SNAP software. The process of generating surface body models was performed in the Auto Surfacing module in Geomagic software using two different methods: organic and mechanical. Then compare both methods for the accuracy of generating a CAD model of the mandible based on a triangle mesh structure in the Focus Inspection and the GOM Inspect software.


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How to Cite
Turek, P. (2021). Evaluation of the auto surfacing methods to create a surface body of the mandible model. Reports in Mechanical Engineering, 3(1), 46-54. https://doi.org/10.31181/rme200103046p