Study on CAM Software for Additive Manufacturing with FDM Method
Satoru Koizumi*, Takehiro Kawamura**, and Tatsuya Mochizuki***,†
*Product Planning Department, C&G SYSTEMS Inc.
Tennoz Central Tower 19F, 2-2-24 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002, Japan
**Enomoto Kogyo Co., Ltd., Shizuoka, Japan
***Faculty of Design, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture, Shizuoka, Japan
A prototype hybrid machine was manufactured by combining five-axis laminate-shaping and five-axis cutting, and a CAM was developed for additive manufacturing under simultaneous five-axis control. Using a CAD surface as a shape-model for the laminate-shaping, the reproducibility of a shape in laminate-shaping or cutting was successfully enhanced. Moreover, a combination process of laminate-shaping and cutting was successfully defined by decomposing a shape into multiple parts. The prototype machine and CAM developed were investigated in a case study, and their usability was confirmed.
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