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Title: Robotics technologies for additive manufacturing
Authors: Lim, Zhe Shien
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Mechanical engineering::Robots
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: In the past decades, the term “additive manufacturing (AM)” or “3D printing” has been gaining more and more well-known due to its capability of manufacturing objects with complex shapes and geometries. However, most of the conventional printing solutions provide only standard stacking up of layers in the vertical directions (2½D) printing instead of the full 3D motions. Due to its limitations of movements, the printing process would be difficult when building around support structures especially curved supports. Thus, to fully utilize the advantages of the full 3D motions, this project aims to explore the concept for integration of controllable robotic base into conventional additive manufacturing printers. The technical challenges in developing the robotic base including the hardware investigation and design, motion planning and control were discussed. Experiments were performed to demonstrate the robotic base’s capabilities. Lastly, recommendations of future work was also discussed in the last part of this report.
Schools: School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 
Research Centres: Robotics Research Centre 
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:MAE Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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