Design of 3D printer-like data interface for a robotic removable machining

Fusaomi Nagata, Shingo Yoshimoto, Kazuo Kiguchi, Keigo Watanabe, Maki K. Habib

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Abstract

In this paper, a 3D printer-like data interface is proposed for the machining robot. The 3D data interface enables to control the machining robot directly using STL data without conducting any CAM process. This is done by developing a robotic preprocessor that helps to remove the need for the conventional CAM process by converting directly the STL data into CL data. The STL originally means Stereolithography which is a file format proposed by 3D Systems, and recently is supported by many CAD/CAM softwares. The STL is widely used for rapid prototyping with a 3D printer which is a typical additive manufacturing system. The STL deals with a triangular representation for a curved surface geometry. The developed interface allows to control the machining robot through a zigzag path generated according to the information included in STL data. The effectiveness and potential of the developed approach are demonstrated through actual experimental machining results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Robotics and Applications - 9th International Conference, ICIRA 2016, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages40-50
Number of pages11
Volume9834
ISBN (Print)9783319435053
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event9th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications, ICIRA 2016 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Aug 22 2016Aug 24 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9834
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other9th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications, ICIRA 2016
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period8/22/168/24/16

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Keywords

  • 3D printer-like data interface
  • CAD/CAM
  • CL data
  • Machining robot
  • Robotic preprocessor
  • STL data

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

Cite this

Nagata, F., Yoshimoto, S., Kiguchi, K., Watanabe, K., & Habib, M. K. (2016). Design of 3D printer-like data interface for a robotic removable machining. In Intelligent Robotics and Applications - 9th International Conference, ICIRA 2016, Proceedings (Vol. 9834, pp. 40-50). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9834). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43506-0_4