Accession Number : ADA463628


Title :   Automated Slicing for a Multi-Axis Metal Deposition System (Preprint)


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : MISSOURI UNIV-ROLLA DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Ruan, Jianzhong ; Sparks, Todd E ; Panackal, Ajay ; Eiamsa-ard, Kunnayut ; Liou, F W ; Slattery, Kevin ; Chou, Hsin-Nan ; Kinsella, Mary


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a463628.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 31


Abstract : A multi-axis adaptive slicing algorithm for multi-axis layered manufacturing which can generate optimal slices to achieve deposition without support structures is presented in this paper. Different from current adaptive slicing, this technique varies not only layer thickness but also in slicing/building direction. Aware of potential problems of previous research on slicing, the work in this paper focuses on innovative geometry reasoning and analysis tool-centroidal axis. Similar to medial axis, it contains geometry and topological information but is significantly computationally cheaper. Using a centroidal axis as a guide, the multi-axis slicing procedure is able to generate a 3-D layer or change slicing direction as needed automatically to build the part with better surface quality. This paper presents various examples to demonstrate the feasibility and advantages of centroidal axis and its usage in the multi-axis slicing process.


Descriptors :   *AUTOMATION , *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN , *COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING , ALGORITHMS , REASONING , GEOMETRY , THREE DIMENSIONAL , LAYERS , THICKNESS


Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE