/Rapid Manufacturing Lab

Rapid Manufacturing Lab

Portrait of Rapid Manufacturing Lab
Lab Head: David Bourne
Mailing Address

Our research involves the design and implementation of flexible machines, mechanical hardware, electronics, control and software. The goal is customizing, which is now in great demand. The new machine tool industry will allow corporations to respond to the ever changing patterns of world trade. The new manufacturing systems can analyze new products and automatically will produce near optimal plans for production. Adaptability is the key.

The research comprises a series of projects implementing an Intelligent Bending Workstation:

  • Bend Sequence Planner
  • BendCad Modeler
  • Fine Motion Planner
  • Grasping Planner
  • Motion Planner
  • Stacking Planner

Site archive: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/project/imw/www/RML/

Displaying 6 Publications
Pareto-Optimal Search over Configuration Space Beliefs for Anytime Motion Planning
Shushman Choudhury, Christopher Dellin and Siddhartha Srinivasa

Conference Paper, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, October, 2016
Interference-free polyhedral configurations for stacking
Venkat Ayyadevara, David Bourne, Kenji Shimada and R.H. Sturges

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 147 - 165, April, 2002
Design and Manufacturing of Sheet Metal Parts: Using Features and Their Constraints to Aid Process Planning and to Resolve Manufacturability Problems
Cheng-Hua Wang and David Bourne

Journal Article, Robotics & Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 281 - 294, January, 1997
Using Features and Their Constraints to Aid Process Planning of Sheet Metal Parts
Cheng-Hua Wang and David Bourne

Conference Paper, Proc. IEEE. Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 1, pp. 1020-1026, May, 1995
Automated Setup Assembly Mechanisms for the Intelligent Machining Workstation
F. Brack Hazen

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-90-20, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, November, 1990
Toward the Interpretation of Acoustic Emissions in Machining
R. H. Sturges, David Bourne and Wei Yang

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-91-25, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, November, 1990

Lab Staff

Bend Sequence Planner
Finds the best sequence of bending operations and repositionings of the part in the robot gripper...
BendCad Modeler
Sheet metal design system for the Intelligent Bending Workstation
Fine Motion Planner
The fine-motion planner computes a sequence of robot moves to safely unload the workpiece from the...
Grasping Planner
Sheet metal grasp planning for the Intelligent Bending Workstation.
Product Decomposition
a method of decomposing sheet-metal products into a few, easily manufactured parts
Stacking Planner
Generates plans for polyhedral sheet metal parts.
Tooling Planner
Supports various decision making steps related to bending tools and press-brake setups.
Weld Sequence Planning
Many manufacturing processes require considerable setup time and offer a large potential for sched...