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Volumetric Error Control in Layered Manufacturing

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Mohammad Taufik, Prashant Kumar Jain

PDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur, MP, India

Paper No. DETC2014-35099, pp. V004T06A017; 10 pages
  • ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 4: 19th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference; 8th International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems
  • Buffalo, New York, USA, August 17–20, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division, Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4635-3
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME


This paper presents a novel method for adaptive slicing based on volumetric error considerations for Layered Manufacturing (LM). In the general LM process uses constant layer thickness throughout the part height which leads to poor surface finish at inclined surfaces. Therefore, adaptive slicing was proposed to control the surface roughness by adaptively selecting the layer thickness based on surface finish at a particular angle or slope of the surface. Most of the researchers used the cusp height concept for adaptive slicing. However, limitation of cusp height based adaptive slicing procedure is that, it does not have any direct control on volumetric error and it is quite possible that with a very little variation in cusp height a large variation in volumetric error may occur on steep slopes of surface. In the proposed work an algorithm is developed and implemented for adaptive slicing to control/select layer thickness based on user specified volumetric error/loss. A model is developed to calculate volumetric loss for the particular layer considering the geometry of the model.

Copyright © 2014 by ASME
Topics: Manufacturing , Errors



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