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In-process measurement of the surface quality for a novel finishing process for polymer additive manufacturing

Syam, Wahyudin P.; Leach, Richard; Rybalcenko, Konstantin; Gaio, Andr?; Crabtree, Joseph

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Wahyudin P. Syam

Konstantin Rybalcenko

Andr? Gaio

Joseph Crabtree



Abstract

In the last decade, there has been considerable growth in the production of end-use polymer parts and components using additive manufacturing methods. A wide range of polymers, from Nylon-12 to thermoplastic polyurethane polymers, can be processed with complex geometry tailored to specific function. However, due to the nature of the layer-by-layer process used in additive manufacturing, high roughness surfaces remain on the parts. To reduce the roughness of the surfaces, a proprietary post-processing method, developed by Additive Manufacturing Technologies, is applied to the surfaces. To monitor and control the finishing of the surfaces, an in-process surface detection instrument has been developed based on machine vision and machine learning. This paper presents the machine learning approach and the effectiveness of the instrument for in-process measurement of the finished surfaces.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 26, 2018
Online Publication Date Sep 3, 2018
Publication Date Sep 3, 2018
Deposit Date Jun 25, 2018
Publicly Available Date Sep 3, 2018
Journal Procedia CIRP
Print ISSN 2212-8271
Electronic ISSN 2212-8271
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 75
Pages 108-113
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2018.04.088
Keywords In-process measurement; Additive manufacturing; Machine learning; Machine vision
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/928806
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221282711830605X?via%3Dihub
Additional Information 15th CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing - CIRP CAT 2018. June 11th-13th, Milan, Italy

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