"The zigzag and offset path have been the two most popular path patterns for tool movement in machining process. Different from the traditional machining processes, the quality of parts produced by the metal deposition process is much more dependent upon the choice of deposition paths. Due to the nature of the metal deposition processes, various tool path patterns not only change the efficiency but also affect the deposition height, a critical quality for metal deposition process. This thesis presents the research conducted on calculating zigzag pattern to improve efficiency by minimizing the idle path. The deposition height is highly dependent on the laser scanning speed. The thesis also discussed the deposition offset pattern calculation to reduce the height variation by adjusting the tool-path to achieve a constant scanning speed. The results show the improvement on both efficiency and height"--Abstract, page iii.
Liou, Frank W.
Liu, Xiaoqing Frank
Cheng, Maggie Xiaoyan
M.S. in Computer Science
Boeing Company. Boeing Phantom Works
Missouri University of Science and Technology. Intelligent Systems Center
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Product Innovation and Engineering, LLC
Spartan Light Metal Products
United States. Department of the Air Force
Intelligent Systems Center
Missouri University of Science and Technology
viii, 42 pages
© 2010 Swathi Routhu, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Deformations (Mechanics) -- Mathematical models
Manufacturing processes -- Case studies
Manufacturing processes -- Methodology
Pulsed laser deposition
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Routhu, Swathi, "2-D path planning for direct laser deposition process" (2010). Masters Theses. 4768.