Automating Sheet-Based Fabrication: The Conveyed-Adherent Process

dc.creatorThomas, Charles L.
dc.creatorHayworth, Kenneth J.
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-14T17:23:11Z
dc.date.available2018-11-14T17:23:11Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.description.abstractA new automated fabrication technology is described which breaks the fabrication process into spatially separate layer-formation and layer-bonding stages. The technique uses sheet material on a substrate as feedstock and cuts cross-section contours into the material before conveying the material on the substrate to a stacking station. Advantages include (a) speed, (b) versatility in fabrication materials, and (c) ability to fabricate hollows, embed or cast secondary materials, and selectively enhance or degrade material properties on a regional basis. A prototype fabricator has been built which automates all aspects ofthis process except weeding. Applications demonstrated using this machine include traditional rapid prototyping and visualization-model creation as well as functional machines taking advantage of embedding and cast-in-place techniques.en_US
dc.description.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2C82508X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/70245
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartof1996 International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposiumen_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.subject3D objecten_US
dc.subjectthermoplastic droplet deposition processen_US
dc.subject3D aliasingen_US
dc.titleAutomating Sheet-Based Fabrication: The Conveyed-Adherent Processen_US
dc.typeConference paperen_US

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