This paper summarizes the research and development of a hybrid manufacturing process to produce fully dense metal parts with CNC-level precision. High performance metals, such as titanium alloys, nickel superalloys, tool steels, stainless steels, etc. can benefit from this process. Coupling the additive and the subtractive processes into a multi-axis workstation, the hybrid process, can produce and repair metal parts with accuracy. The surface quality of the final product is similar to the industrial milling capability. To achieve such a system, issues of the metal deposition process and the automated process planning of the hybrid manufacturing process will be discussed.
L. Hill et al., "Development of a Hybrid Manufacturing Process for Precision Metal Parts," Proceedings of the 28th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (2017, Austin, TX), pp. 1935-1951, University of Texas at Austin, Aug 2017.
28th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium -- An Additive Manufacturing Conference, SFF 2017 (2017: Aug. 7-9, Austin, TX)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Article - Conference proceedings
09 Aug 2017