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Personal manufacturing systems
Author(s): P. Bailey
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Paper Abstract

Personal Manufacturing Systems are the missing link in the automation of the design-to- manufacture process. A PMS will act as a CAD peripheral, closing the loop around the designer enabling him to directly produce models, short production runs or soft tooling with as little fuss as he might otherwise plot a drawing. Whereas conventional 5-axis CNC machines are based on orthogonal axes and simple incremental movements, the PMS is based on a geodetic structure and complex co-ordinated 'spline' movements. The software employs a novel 3D pixel technique for give itself 'spatial awareness' and an expert system to determine the optimum machining conditions. A completely automatic machining strategy can then be determined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1992
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 1573, Commercial Applications of Precision Manufacturing at the Sub-Micron Level, (1 April 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.57753
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P. Bailey, Tycho Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1573:
Commercial Applications of Precision Manufacturing at the Sub-Micron Level
Lionel R. Baker, Editor(s)

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