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Introduction of a CAM feature model for laser beam welding
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Paper Abstract

An approach to improve the quality of offline programming for laser beam welding is described. A CAD-dataset is combined with technological information using a feature model. A feature consists of the basic geometry, process parameters, a set of strategies in which way it can be processed, and rules to select the optimum strategy depending on the boundary conditions. The resulting welding task is represented by a list of features from which an NC-dataset is generated, containing all process information. The aim of the development is to design a feature based technology module which is integrated into a flexible, fault tolerant and process near planning tool.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3102, Rapid Prototyping and Flexible Manufacturing, (25 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.281315
Show Author Affiliations
Jochen Kittel, RWTH Aachen (Germany)
Michael J. Dahmen, RWTH Aachen (Germany)
B. Fuerst, RWTH Aachen (Germany)
Stefan Kaierle, RWTH Aachen (Germany)
Ernst-Wolfgang Kreutz, RWTH Aachen (Germany)
Reinhart Poprawe, RWTH Aachen (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3102:
Rapid Prototyping and Flexible Manufacturing
Rolf-Juergen Ahlers; Gunther Reinhart, Editor(s)

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