Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

Laser Aided Manufacturing Process (LAMP)

Abstract

"A variety of fully integrated Freeform Fabrication (FFF) systems have been developed, a selected group for research and several for commercialization. The design methodology behind most of them is not documented, standardized, or rational. It is important to understand that the final product from any integrated system is affected not only by the unit manufacturing processes themselves, but also by the extent the individual units are assimilated into an integrated process. Thus, a scheme consisting of eight steps and the salient five elements necessary to create or retrofit an existing system to achieve an Integrated Freeform Manufacturing System (FFMS) is proposed in this thesis. Specifically, mass-change, deformation and consolidation unit manufacturing processes are emphasized, as the priority is focused on rapid prototyping (RP) technologies. To illustrate the proposed scheme, the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR) Laser Aided Manufacturing Process (LAMP) system is presented"--Abstract, page iv.

Advisor(s)

Liou, Frank W.
Erickson, Kelvin T.

Committee Member(s)

Allada, Venkat

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Air Force Research Laboratory (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio)

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2007

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Automation of a hybrid manufacturing system through tight integration of software and sensor feedback
  • Scheme for developing an integrated freeform manufacturing system (FFMS)

Pagination

ix, 85 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Rights

© 2007 Jacquelyn Kay Stroble, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Computer integrated manufacturing systems -- Design and construction
Flexible manufacturing systems
Manufacturing processes
Rapid prototyping

Thesis Number

T 9176

Print OCLC #

169952799

Electronic OCLC #

124510019

Included in

Manufacturing Commons

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