Title

Process planning for robotic wire and arc additive manufacturing

RIS ID

106197

Publication Details

Ding, D., Pan, Z., Cuiuri, D. & Li, H. (2015). Process planning for robotic wire and arc additive manufacturing. Proceedings of the 2015 10th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ICIEA 2015 (pp. 2000-2003). United States: IEEE.

Abstract

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.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICIEA.2015.7334441