Adaptive Slicing for a Multi-Axis Laser Aided Manufacturing Process

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Jun Zhang, Frank Liou

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Missouri–Rolla, Rolla, MO 65409

J. Mech. Des 126(2), 254-261 (May 05, 2004) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1649966 History: Received May 01, 2002; Revised July 01, 2003; Online May 05, 2004
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Five-axis LAMP system architecture
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Illustration of overhang and overlap
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Definition of overhang and related parameters
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Typical steps in thin wall deposition
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Relationship between cusp height C, layer thickness Δli and surface normal Nqi
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Improve the minimum thickness with aid of machining
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The collision area of a layer for a branching part
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Decrease the overhang by changing slicing direction
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Determination of the marching direction
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Three cases in slicing process
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Optimal direction search
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Nonuniform thickness layer
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Variable direction slicing for a single-branched part
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Variable direction slicing for a multi-branched part




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