CUTE: CUTting Edge Diamond Optimization

Author: Downward, Anthony; Zakeri, G

Date: 2011

Type: Conference poster

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The University of Auckland Library


The Centenary Diamond, weighing 55g, was estimated to be worth $100 million when it was unveiled in 1991. This diamond was cut from a rough-stone weighing 120g; thus when cutting such a stone, it is imperative to orient the stone such that waste is minimized. Our interactive software allows a user to maximize the value of a diamond from a given rough-stone. As the user alters the orientation of the diamond, it solves optimization problems to scale and position the diamond within the rough-stone.

Citation: ["Operations Research. 2011"]