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Design and manufacturing tools for laser beam processing
Author(s): Stefan Kaierle; B. Fuerst; Jochen Kittel; Ernst-Wolfgang Kreutz; Reinhart Poprawe
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Paper Abstract

Today's situation with increasingly shorter time-to-market limits and growing variant spectra calls for advanced methods in the manufacturing domain. A big potential for gaining faster and better manufacturing results lies in the application of offline programming, especially if processing small lot sizes. Offline programming offers as main advantage a notable reduction of deadlock times of manufacturing systems. Applying this technology there is no time consumptive teach-in on the robots necessary. A technology module based on CAD/CAM technique--mainly for 3D welding applications--is described which permits to carry out offline path and process planning including simulation and visualization of the processing task.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3833, Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing II, (20 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.359516
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Stefan Kaierle, Fraunhofer Institut fuer Lasertechnik (Germany)
B. Fuerst, Technical Univ. Aachen (Germany)
Jochen Kittel, Technical Univ. Aachen (Germany)
Ernst-Wolfgang Kreutz, Technical Univ. Aachen (Germany)
Reinhart Poprawe, Fraunhofer Insitute fuer Lasertechnik (Germany) and Technical Univ. Aachen (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3833:
Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing II
Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan; San Murugesan, Editor(s)

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