2017 №06 (14) DOI of Article
2017 №06 (16)

Automatic Welding 2017 #06
Avtomaticheskaya Svarka (Automatic Welding), #6, 2017, pp. 91-98
Development of automated equipment for manufacturing 3D metal products based on additive technologies

V.N. Korzhik1, A.N. Vojtenko1,2, S.I. Peleshenko3,4, V.I. Tkachuk1,2, V.Yu. Khaskin1 and A.A. Grinyuk1,5
1E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute, NASU 11 Kazimir Malevich Str., 03680, Kiev, Ukraine. E-mail: office@paton.kiev.ua
2RPC «PLAZER» 1 Build., 17A General Naumov Str., Kiev, Ukraine
3Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Car-Making of South-China University of Technology 381 Build., 381 Wushan Str., Guangdong, Guangzhou, 510641, China
4Weihan Science and Technology Company A4 Bld., Xi’an Av. 1001, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, 518071 China
5NTUU «Igor Sikorsky KPI» 37 Pobedi Prosp., Kiev, Ukraine
Additive technologies have huge potential for lowering the energy and material costs for development of the most diverse kinds of products. An increase of the proportion of welding technologies in additive manufacturing of bulk metal products is currently observed. This is associated both with high efficiency of arc welding (surfacing) and with its low cost. The paper describes an automated complex for 3D printing of metal products. It is shown that the developed automated complex allows manufacturing bulk metal products by the methods of additive consumable electrode arc surfacing (at up to 80 A currents), plasma surfacing with wires (at up to 120 A currents) and microplasma surfacing with powder materials (at up to 50 A currents). 10 Ref., 7 Figures.
Keywords: additive building-up, microplasma surfacing, wires, powders, equipment complex, technological research, metallography
Received:                12.05.17
Published:               06.07.17
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