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Computer Aided Manufacturing Software Evaluation

Vighagen, Peter LU (2010) MMK820 20092
Product Development
Abstract
This report describes the evaluation process to find the best possible CAM-solution for a
prototype department within Tetra Pak. The purpose is to manufacture unique or small series of
aluminium moulds for injection moulding of thermoplastics with a milling machine. The program
should be as easy as possible to use while still having enough functionality to achieve satisfying
quality of the moulds.
The evaluation process begins with identifying the needs of the department and establishing
evaluation criteria and is followed by searching for CAM-software alternatives. A screening is
made and the programs are divided into different categories and evaluated by installing a demo,
resulting in a coarse scoring to choose which programs to... (More)
This report describes the evaluation process to find the best possible CAM-solution for a
prototype department within Tetra Pak. The purpose is to manufacture unique or small series of
aluminium moulds for injection moulding of thermoplastics with a milling machine. The program
should be as easy as possible to use while still having enough functionality to achieve satisfying
quality of the moulds.
The evaluation process begins with identifying the needs of the department and establishing
evaluation criteria and is followed by searching for CAM-software alternatives. A screening is
made and the programs are divided into different categories and evaluated by installing a demo,
resulting in a coarse scoring to choose which programs to evaluate more detailed.
The detailed evaluation is performed by making operations planning on a set of chosen reference
parts, reflecting common geometry within the department, resulting in a final scoring to rank the
programs. A discussion is made to suggest different ways to proceed. (Less)
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author
Vighagen, Peter LU
supervisor
organization
course
MMK820 20092
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
CAM, Computer-Aided Manufacturing, Toolpath, Milling, Evaluation
language
English
id
1718222
date added to LUP
2010-11-24 14:07:50
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2010-11-24 14:07:50
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  abstract     = {This report describes the evaluation process to find the best possible CAM-solution for a
prototype department within Tetra Pak. The purpose is to manufacture unique or small series of
aluminium moulds for injection moulding of thermoplastics with a milling machine. The program
should be as easy as possible to use while still having enough functionality to achieve satisfying
quality of the moulds.
The evaluation process begins with identifying the needs of the department and establishing
evaluation criteria and is followed by searching for CAM-software alternatives. A screening is
made and the programs are divided into different categories and evaluated by installing a demo,
resulting in a coarse scoring to choose which programs to evaluate more detailed.
The detailed evaluation is performed by making operations planning on a set of chosen reference
parts, reflecting common geometry within the department, resulting in a final scoring to rank the
programs. A discussion is made to suggest different ways to proceed.},
  author       = {Vighagen, Peter},
  keyword      = {CAM,Computer-Aided Manufacturing,Toolpath,Milling,Evaluation},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Computer Aided Manufacturing Software Evaluation},
  year         = {2010},
}