Publisher : The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
DOI : 10.3795/KSME-A.2016.40.1.121
Title & Authors
Development of Furan Mold Design and Machining System for Marine Propeller Casting Park, Jung Whan; Jung, Chang Wook; Kwon, Yong Seop; Kang, Sung Pil;
A furan mold design and machining system for marine propeller casting was developed. In general, a large marine propeller is produced by casting in a foundry, where the upper and lower molds are constructed of cement or other materials like furan. Then, the cast workpiece is machined and manually ground. Currently, furan mold construction requires a series of manual tasks. This introduces a fairly large amount of stock allowances, which require a considerable number of man-hours for later machining and grinding, and also increase the work processes. A mold design and off-line robot programming software tool with a six-axis robot hardware system was developed to enhance the shape accuracy and productivity. This system will be applied in a Korean ship building company.
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