Nowadays, part repair technology is gaining more interest from military and industries due to the benefit of cost reducing as well as time and energy saving. Traditionally, part repair is done in the repair department using welding process. The limitations of the traditional welding process are becoming more and more noticeable when the accuracy and reliability are required. Part repair process has been developed utilizing a hybrid manufacturing system, in which the laser aided deposition and CNC cutting processes are integrated. Part repair software is developed in order to facilitate the users. The system and the software elevate the repair process to the next level, in which the accuracy, reliability, and efficiency can be achieved. The concept of repair process is presented in this paper. Verification and experimental results are also discussed.

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.

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Article - Conference proceedings

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Final Version

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Publication Date

03 Aug 2005

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Manufacturing Commons