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Tolerancing and Verification of Additive Manufactured Lattice with Supplemental Surfaces

Published

Author(s)

Gaurav Ameta, Jason C. Fox, Paul W. Witherell

Abstract

Additive manufacturing (AM) has enabled the production of complex geometries such as conformal lattices, topology optimized shapes, and organic structures. These complex geometric shapes must sometimes meet functional requirements, including (1) following specific curves or surfaces and (2) being bounded by specific surfaces. Mechanisms such as Theoretical Supplemental Surfaces (TSS) have been proposed for tolerancing of such geometric shapes, though challenges remain with inspection and validation requirements. A Theoretical Supplemental Geometry (TSG, including curves - TSC, surfaces - TSS and volumes TSV) concept is introduced. To address these measurement and verification challenges Derived Supplemental Surfaces (DSS) are introduced. The verification of a TSS specification using 3D scanning and DSS is demonstrated on a lattice surface using Chebyshev and Least Squares fitting.
Proceedings Title
15th CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing – CIRP CAT 2018
Volume
75
Conference Dates
June 11-13, 2018
Conference Location
Milan

Keywords

Tolerancing Challenges, Additive Manufacturing, Lattices

Citation

Ameta, G. , Fox, J. and Witherell, P. (2018), Tolerancing and Verification of Additive Manufactured Lattice with Supplemental Surfaces, 15th CIRP Conference on Computer Aided Tolerancing – CIRP CAT 2018, Milan, -1, [online], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2018.02.023 (Accessed June 24, 2022)
Created September 3, 2018, Updated March 9, 2020