Process planning for robotic wire and arc additive manufacturing

Citation data:

Proceedings of the 2015 10th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ICIEA 2015, Page: 2000-2003

Publication Year:
2015
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Repository URL:
https://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/5248
DOI:
10.1109/iciea.2015.7334441
Author(s):
Ding, Donghong; Pan, Zengxi; Cuiuri, Dominic; Li, Huijun
Publisher(s):
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Tags:
Engineering; planning; robotic; wire; process; arc; manufacturing; additive; Science and Technology Studies
conference paper description
This study presents a process planning system, which directly generates manufacturing code from CAD models for robotic wire and arc additive manufacturing (WAAM). A variety of modules are developed for this system with special considerations on slicing and path planning. Multi-direction slicing methodology is developed to allow the WAAM system to deposit material along multiple directions and eliminate the need for supporting structure. MAT-based path planning method is proposed for void-free deposition of layers with any complex geometry. The proposed automatic process planning system is an important tool for the development of mature WAAM technology.