Masters Theses

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Laser Aided Manufacturing Process (LAMP)


"Laser Aided Manufacturing Process (LAMP) is a technology that is being developed at University of Missouri-Rolla to fabricate 3D parts directly from CAD model. This thesis describes the integration of subsystems for development of the hybrid system and modeling of the LAMP process. These issues are outlined as follows:

a) System Integration and Real-time Control Architecture: A description about the various subsystems and their integration to build the hybrid system is given. A software architecture for coordination of various modules (process planner, interpreter, diagnostics and supervision, etc.) is presented. A real-time control architecture for regulating the process variables governing the LAMP is proposed.

b) Control Oriented Modeling of LAMP: A review of various works involving the application of laser cladding principle for Rapid Prototyping (RP) is included. Also the control techniques applied for regulating the process parameters governing the laser cladding process for RP is discussed. A control oriented model describing the process dynamics of the LAMP is developed. The equilibrium of the dynamic model is analyzed and dynamic simulations are performed to determine its stability characteristics"--Abstract, page iv.


Landers, Robert G.

Committee Member(s)

Liou, Frank W.
Agarwal, Sanjeev, 1971-


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 2003

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Control of laser cladding for rapid prototyping - a review
  • Empirical modeling and vision based control for laser aided metal deposition process
  • System integration and real-time control architecture of a laser aided manufacturing process
  • Modeling for the control of the laser aided manufacturing process (LAMP)


x, 53 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2003 Mallikharjuna Rao Boddu, All rights reserved.

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Subject Headings

Manufacturing processes
Rapid prototyping

Thesis Number

T 8313

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