Development of a Computer-Aided Manufacturing System for Profiled Edge Lamination Tooling

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Yong-Tai Im, Daniel F. Walczyk

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, and Mechanics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180-3590

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 124(3), 754-761 (Jul 11, 2002) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1467077 History: Received October 01, 2000; Revised August 01, 2001; Online July 11, 2002
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Schematic of an (a) unclamped and (b) clamped Profiled-Edge Lamination (PEL) tool
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Flowchart for a comprehensive PEL Tooling Development System
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(a) Solid CAD model and (b) STL formatted facet file
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(a) A polyline containing tool surface slicing information and (b) profile curves
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The CAM software hierarchy
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Cutting trajectories (top view) for the benchmark part shape using the (a) IEPS and (b) AVPP algorithms
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Additional features of the AVPP algorithm
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Schematic of the AVPP algorithm
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Schematic of the IEPS algorithm
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Benchmark tool shape for testing PEL cutting trajectory algorithms
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Registration of a profiled-edge lamination
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Cross-sectional view of a typical lamination kerf geometry from AWJ cutting
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Set of three laminations (a) before and (b) after hardware and software improvements were made
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(a) AWJ cutting head rotational axis geometry and (b) corresponding kinematical representation
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(a) STL model and (b) first prototype die
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AWJ machining fixture for PEL blanks
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Minor problems from the AVPP algorithm



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