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Author Modungwa, D. ♦ Bolele, K. ♦ Tlale, N.S. ♦ Kumile, C.M. ♦ Shaik, A.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2008
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Other branches of engineering
Subject Keyword Heat treatment ♦ hybrid manipulators ♦ Welding ♦ Inorganic materials ♦ Machining ♦ Manipulators ♦ Cleaning ♦ 5-axis milling ♦ Manufacturing processes ♦ reconditioning of mould and die tools ♦ Kinematics ♦ Parallel kinematics manipulator ♦ Optical materials ♦ Finishing ♦ serial manipulator
Abstract In this paper, the requirements for a mechanical manipulator for achieving reconditioning of mould and die tools are determined. Reconditioning of mould and die tools involves the following manufacturing processes; identification of defects, cleaning of mould/die tool, deposition of material (metal), welding of material (TIG/laser), rough machining and finishing to specs, polishing and heat treatment, in sequential order. Current technology trends in the reconditioning of mould and dies is presented. The different defects that occur in mould and die tools that can be repaired such as wear, craters, chipping, etc are presented. Using the knowledge of the different manufacturing process and defects that occur in mould and die tools, specifications of a mechanical manipulator for reconditioning of mold and dies are determined. Finally, suitability of 5-axis milling machine technology for re-conditioning of mould and die tools is evaluated. This is done by presenting current 5-axis milling technology.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Mech. Eng., Tshwane Univ. of Technol., Pretoria (Bolele, K.; Kumile, C.M.) || Dept. of Mater. Sci. & Manuf., Centre for Sci. & Ind. Res., Pretoria (Modungwa, D.; Tlale, N.S.; Shaik, A.)
ISBN 9781424437795
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-12-02
Publisher Place New Zealand
Rights Holder Intl Journal of Intelligent
Size (in Bytes) 2.61 MB
Page Count 5
Starting Page 418
Ending Page 422


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library