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DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF LASER POWDER BED FUSION ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TESTBED CONTROL SOFTWARE

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Author(s)

Ho Yeung, Keely Hutchinson, Dong Lin

Abstract

The National Institute of Standards and Technology developed a facility titled the Additive Manufacturing Metrology Testbed to advance the research in laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) processes. The testbed adopted an open control architecture which allows full access to all key process parameters. Although LPBF control is a very important topic, very little literature can be found on how this is implemented. This paper reviews the testbed control software design and implementation. Scan path planning, galvo motion control, and laser power control are detailed with select highlights. Comparison with commercial machine control software is made, and recent experiments utilizing the advanced features of the testbed control software are also discussed.
Proceedings Title
32nd Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Conference
Conference Dates
August 2-4, 2021
Conference Location
Austin, TX, US
Conference Title
The 32nd Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Conference

Keywords

AM control software, AM G-code, SAM, AMMT

Citation

Yeung, H. , Hutchinson, K. and Lin, D. (2021), DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF LASER POWDER BED FUSION ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TESTBED CONTROL SOFTWARE, 32nd Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Conference, Austin, TX, US, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=933133 (Accessed June 10, 2023)
Created August 4, 2021, Updated November 29, 2022