Title

Automatic Process Planning and Toolpath Generation of a Multi-Axis Hybrid Manufacturing System

Abstract

With the integration of multiaxis layered manufacturing and material removal (machining) processes, a hybrid system has more capability and flexibility to build complicated geometry with a single setup. Process planning to integrate the two different processes is a key issue. In this paper, an algorithm of adaptive slicing for a five-axis Laser Aided Manufacturing Process (LAMP) is summarized that can generate uniform and non-uniform thickness slices. A method to build a non-uniform (thickness) layer that utilizes two processes is presented, and an overall algorithm for integration is described. The newly developed algorithm implemented in the process planning helps the hybrid system build parts more efficiently.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Adaptive Algorithm; Five Axis Machine; Hybrid System; Numerical Integration; Production Process; Slicing; Variable Section

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2005 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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