Fofana, Mustapha S
Current trends in high-speed machining aim to increase manufacturing efficiency by maximizing material removal rates and minimizing part cycle times. This project explores three related technologies and presents a system design for rapid production of custom machined parts. First a reliability analysis in high-speed machining of thin wall features is put forth with experimental results. Second an implementation of on-demand manufacturing is presented with emphasis on flexibility and automation. Finally innovative manufacturing cell design is used to drive costs down by optimizing material and information flow. The resulting high-speed on-demand machining cell design employs effective techniques to reduce production time, meet changing customer needs, and drive down costs.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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