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Author Bailey, Mike
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract From the moment we're born, we learn to use and depend on our sense of touch to gain knowledge and understanding of the world around us. Today, it can also be exploited to understand scientific data. Rapid prototyping, or layered manufacturing (LM), is a mainstream technology in engineering product development, enabling engineers to create prototype parts from new designs before their organizations invest in final production. The Center for Visualization Prototypes (CVP) at Oregon State University (originally at the San Diego Supercomputer Center) uses LM technology to create 3D visualization hard copies, collaborating with geologists, astronomers, oceanographers, cartographers, biomedical researchers, chemists, and other scientists to enhance data understanding. During its 10 years of operation, it has fabricated more than 1,000 physical models, helping them visualize their data.
Description Affiliation: Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (Bailey, Mike)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 48
Issue Number 6
Page Count 7
Starting Page 42
Ending Page 48


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Source: ACM Digital Library