On the Integration of Layered Manufacturing and Material Removal Processes

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Prashant Kulkarni, Debasish Dutta

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 122(1), 100-108 (Sep 01, 1999) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.538891 History: Received January 01, 1998; Revised September 01, 1999
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Different scenarios for manufacturing the layer: (a) adaptive slicing with specified cusp height δ, (b) sculpting the cusps of part (a) (one-pass sculpting), (c) maintaining the cusp height of δ after milling (integrated LM-MR)
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Location of the ball-ended tool on a layer
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The trowel arrangement used in CC (adapted from 2)
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Different excess deposition conditions
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(a) One-pass sculpting and (b) multipass sculpting problem
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Negative curvature (a)r<ρ,(b)r>ρ
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(a) A pencil of conics, (b) radius of curvature variation for parabola
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Parabolic trowel and the radius of curvature along it
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Problems with locating the parabolic trowel at P
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Tool-path generation for (a) one-pass sculpting, (b) multipass sculpting
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The mirror holder example: (a) the LM part, (b) part after one-pass sculpting, (c) part after multipass sculpting
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The NIST example: (a) The LM part, (b) part after one-pass sculpting, (c) part after multipass sculpting
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Sculpting the cyclide using trowels: (a) ring cyclide; (b) stepped cyclide; (c) sculpting a layer of the cyclide; (d) complete sculpted cyclide




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