Abstract

"With multi-axis capability, direct laser deposition process can produce a metal part without the usage of support structures. In order to fully utilize such a capability, a slicing method for multi-axis metal deposition process is discussed. Using the geometry information of adjacent layers, the slicing direction and layer thickness can be changed as needed. A hierarchy structure is designed to manage the topological information which is used to determine the slicing sequence. The parallel slicing process is studied to build hollow type structure. With such a character, the hole like feature can be deposited directly to save the required machining operation and material cost, which improves the efficiency of the metal deposition process. Combined with direct 3D layer deposition technique, the multi-axis slicing method is implemented"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Liou, Frank W.
Liu, Xiaoqing Frank

Committee Member(s)

Cheng, Maggie Xiaoyan

Department(s)

Computer Science

Degree Name

M.S. in Computer Science

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Summer 2010

Pagination

viii, 47 pages

Rights

© 2010 Divya Kanakanala, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

CAD/CAM systems
Pulsed laser deposition
Rapid prototyping

Thesis Number

T 9672

Print OCLC #

690009734

Electronic OCLC #

748371752

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