• Corpus ID: 15727985

One approach to rapid tooling uses machined metal laminates stacked to form dies

  title={One approach to rapid tooling uses machined metal laminates stacked to form dies},
  author={Andre Wysk and Sanjay B. Joshi},
This paper presents a description of how CNC milling can be used to rapidly machine a variety of parts with minimal human intervention for process planning. The methodology presented uses a layer-based approach (like traditional rapid prototyping) for the rapid, semi-automatic machining of common manufactured part geometries in a variety of materials. Parts are machined using a plurality of 21⁄2-D toolpaths from orientations about a rotary axis. Process parameters such as the number of… 



Rapid Tooling for Sheet Metal Forming Using Profiled Edge Laminations—Design Principles and Demonstration

Sheet metal forming dies constructed of laminations offer advantages over more conventional tooling fabrication methods (e.g. CNC-machining) in terms of tooling accessibility, reduced limitations on

Adaptive Laminated Machining for Prototyping of Dies and Molds

Adaptive laminated machining is the fusion ofslicing a solid model into layers and producing parts by CNC milling machines. Unlike other solid freeform fabrication processes which create the part by

The development of a layer based machining system

Setup and fixture planning in automated process planning systems

This research deals with the problems of setup and fixture planning for the machining of prismatic parts. The overall aim is to design the minimum number of setups that can be fixtured and machined

Flexible fixture design and automation: Review, issues and future directions

The cost of designing and fabricating fixtures can amount to 10-20% of the total manufacturing system costs. To reduce manufacturing costs, a fixture system is designed to be competent in fixturing