Planning and control of a hybrid vacuum-forming system based on screw-pin tooling

Wang, Zhijiang, Wang, Yan and Gindy, Nabil (2010) Planning and control of a hybrid vacuum-forming system based on screw-pin tooling. WSEAS Transactions on Systems and Control, 5 (7). pp. 557-566. ISSN 1991-8763

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This paper introduced planning and control of a hybrid vacuum-forming machine system (HAVES). The HAVES was developed to integrate CAD/CAM, screw-pin tooling, CNC, vacuum forming and optical measurement device together to produce vacuum forming components. The screw-pin tooling was employed to replace traditional dedicated solid tooling and its reconfigurability provided the HAVES with advantages in rapid producing small batch and mass customization products. The whole control system of the HAVES is divided into two parts: one for screw-pin tooling adjustment and machining by using CNC control, and the other for vacuum forming by using PLC control. The detail design of the control system was discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright: World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS)
Keywords: Vacuum forming; Control system; Reconfigurable tooling; Screw-pin tooling; Hybrid; HAVES
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Science and Engineering > Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: LIN, Zhiren
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2017 09:08
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 16:29

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