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IJAT Vol.11 No.5 pp. 835-843
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2017.p0835
(2017)

Paper:

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

Corresponding author

Received:
May 18, 2017
Accepted:
July 19, 2017
Online released:
August 30, 2017
Published:
September 5, 2017
Keywords:
additive manufacturing, 3D printer, CAM, surface, five-axis
Abstract

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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