Work piece alignment is a key issue for hybrid laser aided part repair,a process utilizing both machining and laser deposition.Proper alignment can greatly improve the accuracy of the repair process.This paper introduces a method for aligning a physical work piece and a CAD model using a Renis aw touch probe and software tools. Also discussed is a model for computing 5-axis CNC positions based on a desired work piece orientation.

Meeting Name

16th Annual Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (2005: Aug. 1-3, Austin, TX)


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Intelligent Systems Center


This research was supported by the National Science Foundation Grant Number DMI- 9871185, Army Research Office, and Air Force Research Laboratory and UMR Intelligent Systems Center. Their support is appreciated

Keywords and Phrases

Hybrid Laser Aided Part Repair; Laser Deposition; Work Piece Alignment

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

File Type




Publication Date

03 Aug 2005

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Manufacturing Commons