Development of Pre-Machining Strategies for Laser-Aided Metallic Component Remanufacturing
Remanufacturing worn metallic components can prolong the service life of parts that need frequent replacement but are extremely costly to manufacture, such as aircraft titanium components, casting dies. Additive manufacturing (AM) technology enables the repair of such valuable components by depositing filler materials at the worn area layer by layer to regenerate the missing geometry. In general, damaged parts would be inspected and pre-machined prior to material deposition to remove oil, residue, oxidized layers or defects located in inaccessible regions. Therefore, the motivation of this paper is to introduce pre-repair machining strategies for removing contaminated materials from damaged components and materials surrounding inaccessible defects to ensure that the target damage is repairable. The current research targets at common failures comprising surface indentations, erosion, corrosion, wear and cracking, and the machining strategies for each defect were proposed. Each strategy takes the 3D scanned damaged model as input and the cut-off volume around the defects is defined by using different approaches. Pre-repair machining toolpath and program were generated based on the defined cut-off volume and finally, damaged parts were machined using the proposed strategies.
X. Zhang et al., "Development of Pre-Repair Machining Strategies for Laser-Aided Metallic Component Remanufacturing," Proceedings of the 29th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (2018, Austin, TX), pp. 302-319, University of Texas at Austin, Aug 2018.
29th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium -- An Additive Manufacturing Conference, SFF 2018 (2018: Aug. 13-15, Austin, TX)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Intelligent Systems Center
Keywords and Phrases
Pre-repair machining; Component repair; Defects; Additive manufacturing
Article - Conference proceedings
15 Aug 2018