Part Remanufacturing using Hybird Manufacturing Processes
Many users of high-performance metal parts, such as the aerospace industry, the mold/die casting industry, and heavy machinery consumers, extend the service of these damaged parts by employing remanufacturing technology. Additive manufacturing has unique capabilities, such as low heat input, a small heat-affected zone, free-form fabrication, and a near-net-shape. This paper summarizes the effort and the tested results to achieve an automated remanufacturing process using hybrid additive manufacturing and CNC machining processes. It will enable the robust remanufacturing-on-demand to significantly increase operational availability to reduce sustainment costs, thus will lead to robust and quality remanufacturing that is critical for remanufacturing process qualification.
X. Zhang and F. W. Liou, "Part Remanufacturing using Hybrid Manufacturing Processes," Proceedings of the 30th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (2019, Austin, TX), pp. 281 - 293, University of Texas at Austin, Aug 2019.
30th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium -- An Additive Manufacturing Conference, SFF 2019 (2019: Aug. 12-14, Austin, TX)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Intelligent Systems Center
Keywords and Phrases
Remanufacturing; Hybrid processes; Direct laser deposition; Component repair
Article - Conference proceedings
14 Aug 2019