标题：An integrated CNC accumulation system for automatic building-around-inserts
作者：Xuejin Zhao;Yayue Pan;Chi Zhou;Yong Chen;Charlie C.L. Wang
作者机构：[Zhao, X] Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California, McClintock Avenue, GER 201, Los Angeles, CA 900 更多
通讯作者地址：[Chen, Y]Univ So Calif, Epstein Dept Ind & Syst Engn, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA.
来源：Journal of manufacturing processes
关键词：Additive manufacturing;Building around insert;CNC accumulation;3D scanning;Process planning
摘要：In this paper a non-layer-based additive manufacturing (AM) process named computer numerically controlled (CNC) accumulation process is presented for applications such as plastic part repairing and modification. To facilitate the CNC accumulation process, a novel three-dimensional (3D) laser scanning system based on a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) device is developed for in situ scanning of inserted components. The integration of the scanning system in the CNC accumulation process enables the building-around-inserts with little human efforts. A point processing method based on the algebraic point set surface (APSS) fitting and layered depth-normal image (LDNI) representation is developed for converting the scanning points into triangular meshes. The newly developed 3D scanning system is compact and has sufficient accuracy for the CNC accumulation process. Based on the constructed surface model, data processing operations including multi-axis tool path planning and motion control are also investigated. Multiple test cases are performed to illustrate the capability of the integrated CNC accumulation process on addressing the requirements of building-around-inserts.