Servizio Comunitario di Informazione in materia di Ricerca e Sviluppo - CORDIS

Adapted positioning system

For manufacturing of combinated lasersintering and milling parts it is necessary to use a method which allows an exact positioning of the parts in the building room of the lasersintering machine and on the working plane of the milling system. The positioning must be done with zero tolerance. Another very important objective is the time needed for the placement and fixing of the parts on the building platform respectively on the working plane.

Within this project such a positioning and fixing system was developed. The system is very simple in use and fulfils the above mentioned demands. The application of this positioning and fixing system is not limited for the use in lasersintering process. This method can also be applied in other technical systems were an exact positioning of the parts between two different manufacturing steps is necessary. One example is the manufacturing of EDM electrodes.

Reported by

Modelltechnik Rapid Tooling GmbH
Ziegeleistrasse 3b
99880 Waltershausen
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