Multi-axis Laser Aided Manufacturing Process (LAMP) is an additive manufacturing process similar to laser cladding. This process can produce full functional parts . 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 . 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.
K. Eiamsa-ard et al., "Skeleton-Based Geometric Reasoning for Adaptive Slicing in a Five-Axis Laser Aided Manufacturing Process System," Proceedings of the 12th Annual Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (2001, Austin, TX), pp. 20-27, University of Texas at Austin, Aug 2001.
12th Annual Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (2001: Aug. 6-8, Austin, TX)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Article - Conference proceedings
08 Aug 2001