Development of Furan Mold Design and Machining System for Marine Propeller Casting

선박용 프로펠러 후란주형 설계 및 가공 시스템 개발

Park, Jung Whan;Jung, Chang Wook;Kwon, Yong Seop;Kang, Sung Pil

  • Received : 2015.10.12
  • Accepted : 2015.10.21
  • Published : 2016.01.01


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.


Marine Propeller;Furan Mold;Design;Machining


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