Multi-axis Laser Aided Manufacturing Process (LAMP) is an additive manufacturing process similar to laser cladding. This process can produce full functional parts [1]. Traditional Layered Manufacturing processes produce parts with limited surface quality; and also the build time is often long due to the deposition of sacrificial support structure. The multiple degrees of freedom endow the LAMP system a capability to build parts without support structure. An algorithm for adaptive slicing based on skeleton is presented in this paper. The skeleton is useful for many applications such as feature recognition, robot path planning, shape analysis, and etc [2]. The near optimal build direction can be generated using information provided by the part skeleton, which is a 2D (or less) "surfaces" embedded 3D space containing the general form of the object.

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12th Annual Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (2001: Aug. 6-8, Austin, TX)


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


This research was supported by the National Science Foundation Grant Number DMI-9871185, Missouri Research Board, and a grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development through the MRTC grant. Their support is appreciated.

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Article - Conference proceedings

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08 Aug 2001

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