The 5-axis layered manufacturing technology facilitates fabrication of a part with overhanging features without the use of supports, thereby making a direct-to-use part from the layered manufacturing technology a reality. In this paper a direct slicing procedure for a CAD model, a crucial process-planning task for the 5-axis laser aided DMD process is described. The neutral exchange format IGES is used as the slice format. The machine G and M codes for a CNC 5-axis laser aided DMD machine are generated from the slice format and the deposition process is simulated. Implemented examples are included to explain the slicing procedure.
A Slicing Procedure for 5-Axis LaserAided DMD Process
Contributed by the Manufacturing Engineering Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. Manuscript received March 2003; Revised November 2003. Associate Editor: Y. L. Yao.
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Sundaram , R., and Choi , J. (September 7, 2004). "A Slicing Procedure for 5-Axis LaserAided DMD Process ." ASME. J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. August 2004; 126(3): 632–636. doi: https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1763180
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