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The Theory Behind Setup Maps: A Computational Tool to Position Parts for Machining


Abstract When manufacturing large or complex parts, often a rough operation such as casting is used to create the majority of the part geometry. Due to the highly variable nature of the casting process, for mechanical components that require precision surfaces for functionality or assembly with others, some of the important features are machined to specification. Depending on the relative locations of as-cast to-be-machined features and the amount of material at each, the part may be positioned or ‘set up’ on a fixture in a configuration that will ensure that the pre-specified machining operations will successfully clean up the rough surfaces and produce a part that conforms to any assigned tolerances. For a particular part whose features incur exce... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Kalish, Nathan Joseph (Author) / Davidson, Joseph K. (Advisor) / Shah, Jami J. (Advisor) / Ren, Yi (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Casting / Geometry / Kinematics
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 128 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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