"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.
Liou, Frank W.
Liu, Xiaoqing Frank
Cheng, Maggie Xiaoyan
M.S. in Computer Science
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Missouri University of Science and Technology
viii, 47 pages
© 2010 Divya Kanakanala, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
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Pulsed laser deposition
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Kanakanala, Divya, "Multi axis slicing for rapid prototyping" (2010). Masters Theses. 4990.