Aitchison, David R., Brooks, Hadley L., Bain, Joseph B. and Pons, Dirk (2011) Rapid manufacturing facilitation through optimal machining prediction of polystyrene foam. Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 6 (1). pp. 41-46. ISSN 1745-2759
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17452759.2010.533961
The findings reported in this paper provide a model for consistently achieving optimal cutting conditions when shaping foam plastic, such as polystyrene, with an electrically heated wire-based cutting tool. General relationships between wire temperature, power input, feed-rate, kerf width and work piece material composition were developed and an optimal machining algorithm was proposed and tested. The findings provide a significant advancement toward a fully automated machining facility and the associated development of a novel, large scale rapid manufacturing (RM) system.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||Hot cutter machining; Process optimization; Rapid manufacturing|
|Subjects:||Engineering > Mechanical engineering|
Engineering > Production & manufacturing engineering
|Schools:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Engineering|
|Deposited By:||Hadley Laurence Brooks|
|Deposited On:||28 Mar 2012 14:16|
|Last Modified:||17 May 2016 12:27|
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