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Development of Hybrid-FDM Process Using Automatic Tool Changer for Multi-Material Production and Post-Processing
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Development of Hybrid-FDM Process Using Automatic Tool Changer for Multi-Material Production and Post-Processing
Choi, Sung Min; Jian, Xiao; Park, In Baek; Lee, Seok Hee;
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The purpose of this study is an attempt to improve the functionality of a conventional Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) process using the Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) to perform multimaterial production and post-processing. Hybrid-FDM means a fusion of an Additive Manufacturing process and grinding process using the ATC system. In order to enhance the potentiality of production capacity for multi-material fabrication and surface roughness improvement, two extrusion tools and one grinding tool system are suggested. A pneumatic chuck is attached on a moving platform in the XY axes plane and an extrusion head and grinding head are placed in a docking station, allowing for a quick changeover with each other. Therefore, the manufacturing lead time can be reduced efficiently for the fabrication of a product.
Fused deposition manufacturing(FDM);Post-Processing;Multi-Material;
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