Development of CAM System Using Linear Servo Motor to Automate Metal Hammering – A Study on Forging-Type Rapid Prototyping System –
Hidetake Tanaka*, Soichiro Naka*, and Naoki Asakawa**
*Faculty of Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka, Nagaoka City, Niigata, Japan
**Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Kanazawa University, Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa, Japan
This study deals with the use of a linear motor to automate a metal hammering process based on CAD data. In the study, a linear servo hammering system is adopted to automate the hammering work, and a CAM system generating arbitrary tool path modes for metal hammering bases on CAD data is developed. By utilizing the developed CAM system, formability of automated metal hammering using different tool path modes is clarified, and forming characteristics through the integration of discrete deformation throughout the hammering progress is experimentally demonstrated.
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