APPLICATION OF 3D COMPUTER GRAPHICS TO ENHANCE THE RELIABILITY OF MANUFACTURING WORK CELLS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6115
Amount: $49,210.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
301 Prelude Dr, Silver Spring, MD, 20901
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DILIP K SOM
 (301) 593-0683
Business Contact
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A NOVEL SOLID MODELING METHOD WILL BE APPLIED TO ASSIST IN THE RELIABLE AND EFFICIENT OPERATION OF CERTAIN KEY COMPONENTS OF AN AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING CELL. THE FOCUS WILL BE ON THE VALIDATION OF THE INPUT PROGRAM FOR NUMERICAL CONTROLLED (NC) MACHINES. HOWEVER APPLICATIONS TO REAL-TIME MOTION PLANNING FOR ROBOTS AND COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE PROBES REPRESENT IMPORTANT "SPIN-OFF" BENEFITS. THE PROJECT WILL PROVIDE AN EFFICIENT AND ECONOMICAL MECHANISM TO GENERATE A 3D GRAPHICAL EMULATION OF NC MACHINING, PROVIDING DIMENSIONAL INFORMATION AND CHECKS FOR UNDESIRED TOOL/SPINDLE/FIXTURE/ WORKPIECE COLLISIONS. MULTI-AXIS TOOL MOTIONS AND A SPECTRUM OF MILLING TOOL GEOMETRICS WILL BE ACCOMMODATED. IN ADDITION, AN AUTOMATED VERIFICATION CAPABILITY WILL BE CREATED. THESE PROGRAMS ARE FEASIBLE BECAUSE OF CERTAIN SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE PROPOSED SOLID MODEL SYSTEM, PARTICULARLY A CAPABILITY FOR VERY FAST ROOLEAN OPERATIONS.

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