publication . Conference object . 1997

Rapid prototyping using robot welding : process description

Ribeiro, António Fernando; Norrish, John;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Apr 1997
  • Country: Brazil
Rapid Prototyping is a relatively recent technique to produce component prototypes for industry in a much shorter period of time, since the time to market a product is essential to its success. A new Rapid Prototyping process which uses metal as the raw material had been under development at Cranfield University in the last few years. The process uses a Gas Metal Arc fusion welding robot which deposits successive layers of metal in such way that it forms a 3D solid component. Firstly, a CAD system is used to draw the solid model, then some information relative to the types of layers and dimensions is incorporated in the model and the solid model is then automati...
free text keywords: Rapid prototyping, Cad, Computer simulation, Robotics
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6 McMaster, R. and Ribeiro, A. F., “Cell Calibration and Robot Tracking”, IEE Colloquium 'Next Steps for Industrial Robotics', Professional Group C15, 3/1-3/7, London, 17th May 1994.

7 Ribeiro, A. F. and Norrish, J.,”Metal Based Rapid Prototyping for More Complex Shapes”, 6th Biennial International Conference on 'Computer Technology in Welding' - Lanaken, Belgium, 9-12 June 1996. [OpenAIRE]

8 Ribeiro, A. F. and Norrish, J.,”Case Study of Rapid Prototyping using Robot Welding - 'Square to Round' shape”, 27th International Symposium on Industrial Robotics, Milan, Italy, 6-8 October 1996. [OpenAIRE]

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