This paper gives a brief description of the laser aided manufacturing process. Empirical models describing the process dynamics of the laser aided metal deposition process is developed based on some of the models found in the literature. These models provide the basis for process planning and real time control. An embedded vision system, a two color temperature sensor, and a laser displacement sensor are incorporated for real time monitoring and control of the deposition process. The temperature profile of the surface and geometric characteristics of the melt pool are studied to ensure consistent operation of the process.

Meeting Name

12th Annual Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium (2001: Aug. 6-8, Austin, TX)


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Second Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Solid Freeform Fabrication

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

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Publication Date

08 Aug 2001