Realtime Control-Oriented Modeling and Distributed Sensing for Smart and Reliable Powder Bed Fusion. Chen, X., Jiang, T., Wang, D., & Xiao, H. In Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, 2018.
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The vision of sustainable mass customization calls for additive manufacturing (AM) processes that are resilient to process variations and interruptions. This work concerns a system-theoretical approach towards such a smart, reliable AM. Specifically, one focused example is laser-aided powder bed fusion for fabricating metallic and high-performance polymeric parts. By capitalizing on the fundamental precision heating and solidification, together with the layer-by-layer iterations of energy source, feedstock, and toolpath, we will discuss mathematical abstractions of process imperfections that understand the intricate thermomechanical interactions and are tractable under realtime computation budgets. A model-based decentralized sensing is then proposed to discard unnecessary information to make full use of data-intensive sensor sources like streaming videos. Finally, we discuss our results of controlling the proper energy deposition to ensure quality and reproducibility in a closed loop. Simulation and experimentation with industrial laser scanning and an in-house built PBF testbed validate the theoretic and algorithmic results.
@inproceedings{ATF_SFF2018,
	Abstract = {The vision of sustainable mass customization calls for additive manufacturing (AM) processes that are resilient to process variations and interruptions. This work concerns a system-theoretical approach towards such a smart, reliable AM. Specifically, one focused example is laser-aided powder bed fusion for fabricating metallic and high-performance polymeric parts. By capitalizing on the fundamental precision heating and solidification, together with the layer-by-layer iterations of energy source, feedstock, and toolpath, we will discuss mathematical abstractions of process imperfections that understand the intricate thermomechanical interactions and are tractable under realtime computation budgets. A model-based decentralized sensing is then proposed to discard unnecessary information to make full use of data-intensive sensor sources like streaming videos. Finally, we discuss our results of controlling the proper energy deposition to ensure quality and reproducibility in a closed loop. Simulation and experimentation with industrial laser scanning and an in-house built PBF testbed validate the theoretic and algorithmic results. },
	Author = {Xu Chen and Tianyu Jiang and Dan Wang and Hui Xiao},
	Booktitle = {Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium},
	Date-Added = {2018-04-18 11:06:43 +0000},
	Date-Modified = {2018-04-18 11:20:08 +0000},
	Title = {Realtime Control-Oriented Modeling and Distributed Sensing for Smart and Reliable Powder Bed Fusion},
	Year = {2018}}

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