Robot-Assisted Shape Deposition Manufacturing

K. Hartman, R. Krishman, R. Merz, Eugene Neplotnik, Fritz B. Prinz, Lawrence Schultz, M. Terk, and Lee Weiss
Proceedings of the 1994 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '94), May, 1994, pp. 2890 - 2895.


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Abstract
Solid freeform fabrication and shape deposition are rapid manufacturing processes which build parts by incremental material deposition and fusion of cross-sectional layers. In this paper, several thermal deposition processes are described for directly fabricating prototype metal shapes using robotically manipulated material deposition systems. A robotic palletizing/part transfer system is also described which integrates multiple deposition and shaping processes into a single facility for rapidly manufacturing functional shapes.

Notes
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Shape Deposition Lab

Text Reference
K. Hartman, R. Krishman, R. Merz, Eugene Neplotnik, Fritz B. Prinz, Lawrence Schultz, M. Terk, and Lee Weiss, "Robot-Assisted Shape Deposition Manufacturing," Proceedings of the 1994 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '94), May, 1994, pp. 2890 - 2895.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Neplotnik_1994_2261,
   author = "K. Hartman and R. Krishman and R. Merz and Eugene Neplotnik and Fritz B Prinz and Lawrence Schultz and M. Terk and Lee Weiss",
   title = "Robot-Assisted Shape Deposition Manufacturing",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the 1994 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '94)",
   pages = "2890 - 2895",
   month = "May",
   year = "1994",
   volume = "4",
}