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Planning and control of a hybrid vacuum-forming system based on screw-pin tooling

Wang, Zhijiang; Wang, Yan; Gindy, Nabil

Authors

Zhijiang Wang Zhijian.wang@nottingham.ac.uk

Yan Wang

Nabil Gindy



Abstract

This paper introduced planning and control of a hybrid vacuum-forming machine system (HAVES). The HAVES was developed to integrate CAD/CAM, screw-pin tooling, CNC, vacuum forming and optical measurement device together to produce vacuum forming components. The screw-pin tooling was employed to replace traditional dedicated solid tooling and its reconfigurability provided the HAVES with advantages in rapid producing small batch and mass customization products. The whole control system of the HAVES is divided into two parts: one for screw-pin tooling adjustment and machining by using CNC control, and the other for vacuum forming by using PLC control. The detail design of the control system was discussed.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 31, 2010
Journal WSEAS Transactions on Systems and Control
Print ISSN 1991-8763
Electronic ISSN 1991-8763
Publisher World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 5
Issue 7
Institution Citation Wang, Z., Wang, Y., & Gindy, N. (2010). Planning and control of a hybrid vacuum-forming system based on screw-pin tooling. WSEAS Transactions on Systems and Control, 5(7),
Keywords Vacuum forming; Control system; Reconfigurable tooling; Screw-pin tooling; Hybrid; HAVES
Publisher URL http://www.wseas.us/e-library/transactions/control/2010/89-868.pdf
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information Copyright: World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS)

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