Accession Number:

AD1096372

Title:

Acquisition of Advanced Cold Metal Transfer GMAW Robotic Additive Manufacturing System

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,30 Sep 2017,29 Sep 2018

Corporate Author:

Portland State University Portland, United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2019-07-24

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Under the DURIP Grant FA9550-17-1-0444, Acquisition of a precision Fronius Cold Metal Transfer-Advanced, CMT-Advanced, Gas Metal Arc wire GMAW welding system, PSU acquired and installed the system with integration of a Fronius CMT-Advanced unit with a Yaskawa Motoman 6-axis robot and a 2 axis coordinated positioner. The final report contains the system installation, performance, and further project plans with the system. The high deposition rate CMT-advanced system will contribute in the area of wire arc additive manufacturing with robotic control, and Cold Metal Transfer CMT additive manufacturing AM. The sync-up with the existing Electrospark ESD micro deposition ratetechnology has been tested and the initial results posed mechanically and chemically stable multi-layered structures with localized property variation, which can be applied to multi-scale additive manufacturing applications.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE