Global Patent Index - EP 2077950 A2

EP 2077950 A2 20090715 - METHOD FOR SCULPTING

Title (en)

METHOD FOR SCULPTING

Title (de)

BILDHAUVERFAHREN

Title (fr)

PROCÉDÉ DE SCULPTURE

Publication

EP 2077950 A2 20090715 (EN)

Application

EP 07804134 A 20070904

Priority

  • GB 2007003328 W 20070904
  • GB 0617277 A 20060904

Abstract (en)

[origin: GB2441349A] A method for the preparation of a 3D object (for example a sculpture) comprises the steps of, scanning at least a portion of the object to prepare an image data set 102, 104; modifying the image data set; and preparing a completed sculpture using the modified image data set 112, 118. The method preferably comprises the steps of, assessing an object to be sculpted 100 and identifying portions of the object with a level of detail greater than a predetermined threshold; scanning the object with the exception of the portions identified to have detail above the predetermined threshold to provide an image data set; modifying the image data set 112 to include data for the omitted portions, to provide a complete image data set for the object; and preparing a completed sculpture using the modified data set. In an alternative method, the sculpture is prepared by the steps of scanning a portion of an object to provide an image data set; preparing a partial sculpture of the scanned portion of the object using the image data set using a first technique; and preparing a full sculpted object using a second technique.

IPC 8 full level

B44B 1/02 (2006.01); B44B 1/00 (2006.01); B44C 3/06 (2006.01); G05B 19/42 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP GB US)

B33Y 50/00 (2014.12 - EP US); B44B 1/006 (2013.01 - EP); B44B 1/02 (2013.01 - EP); B44C 3/06 (2013.01 - EP); G05B 19/4099 (2013.01 - GB); G05B 19/4207 (2013.01 - EP GB); G05B 2219/35075 (2013.01 - EP); G05B 2219/37558 (2013.01 - EP)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 2008029116A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

GB 0617277 D0 20061011; GB 2441349 A 20080305; GB 2441349 B 20100407; EP 2077950 A2 20090715; WO 2008029116 A2 20080313; WO 2008029116 A3 20081127

DOCDB simple family (application)

GB 0617277 A 20060904; EP 07804134 A 20070904; GB 2007003328 W 20070904