20 August 1999 Design and manufacturing tools for laser beam processing
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Today's situation with increasingly shorter time-to-market limits and growing variant spectra calls for advanced methods in the manufacturing domain. A big potential for gaining faster and better manufacturing results lies in the application of offline programming, especially if processing small lot sizes. Offline programming offers as main advantage a notable reduction of deadlock times of manufacturing systems. Applying this technology there is no time consumptive teach-in on the robots necessary. A technology module based on CAD/CAM technique--mainly for 3D welding applications--is described which permits to carry out offline path and process planning including simulation and visualization of the processing task.
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Stefan Kaierle, Stefan Kaierle, B. Fuerst, B. Fuerst, Jochen Kittel, Jochen Kittel, Ernst-Wolfgang Kreutz, Ernst-Wolfgang Kreutz, Reinhart Poprawe, Reinhart Poprawe, } "Design and manufacturing tools for laser beam processing", Proc. SPIE 3833, Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing II, (20 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.359516; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.359516


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