Automated system for welding-based rapid prototyping

Yu Ming Zhang, Pengjiu Li, Yiwei Chen, Alan T. Male

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A rapid prototyping (RP) system for gas metal arc welding (GMAW) of metallic parts was developed. The system included slicing and planning, system implementation, and post-processing for RP using GMAW as the deposition process. A novel metal transfer control technology was used to control the size and frequency of the droplet in order to improve the deposition accuracy. A welding deposition wizard (WDW) was developed to slice the metallic parts, plan the deposition parameters, and control the deposition process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-53
Number of pages17
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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