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Machine accuracy for rapid prototyping of quality components
Author(s): Peihua Gu; May Yan; X. Huang; Xiaochen Zhang
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Paper Abstract

Ever-growing global competition forces manufacturers to deliver more competitive products with better quality, lower price and in short time. One of the most important and challenging tasks faced by value-added product manufacturing industry is substantial reduction of product development time. Rapid prototyping technologies have received significant interests from both research and industrial communities. Due to the model accuracy, integrity and strength problems, their applications are limited. The most common sources of errors in the rapid prototyping and manufacturing systems including Cubital machines can be categorized as mathematical, process-related or material- related errors. In this paper, we present an analysis of accuracy of a Cubital Solider 4600 machine and an application on pattern and mould design and manufacturing. The experimental study determines the relationships between the machine accuracy and dimensions and parameter setting, which can be used to control the accuracy of parts to be built.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3517, Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing, (9 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.326912
Show Author Affiliations
Peihua Gu, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)
May Yan, Nortel (Canada)
X. Huang, Wittke Waste Equipment Inc. (Canada)
Xiaochen Zhang, Univ. of Calgary (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3517:
Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing
Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan; San Murugesan, Editor(s)

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