A dramatic reduction in the cost, energy and time can be achieved by pursuing part repairing especially for die industry. In this paper, repairing process development was carried out by a hybrid manufacturing system aiming at the prevalent kinds of die core damages which is worn-out or corroded surface. Surface patches pattern is used for generating tool path to repair the damaged faces. A user-friendly software tool was developed to facilitate the users. 3D repairing technology was also integrated which ensures the alignment when more than one damages need to be repaired without reloading the part. Realization of 3D surface patching will greatly improve the accuracy, efficiency and reliability of part repairing. Verification and experimental results are also discussed.

Meeting Name

17th Annual Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, SFF 2006 (2006: Aug. 14-16, 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.

Keywords and Phrases

Die Industry; Part Repairing; Three Dimensional

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

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Publication Date

16 Aug 2006

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Manufacturing Commons