Path planning and kinematics simulation of surfacing cladding for hot forging die
1 Wuhan University of Technology, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan 430070, China
2 Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
3 Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd, Wuhan 430070, China
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During the course of their work, a variety of damage and failure of hot forging die occurs and seriously affect the service life. Multi-layer metal hot forging die with functionally graded material structure can effectively extend the service life. In this paper, According to the needs of strengthening forging cavity, the CAD model of surfacing forming center was designed. Based on technological requirements of surface cladding for die cavity, the coupled movement equation of weld torch was established, and the trajectory of welding positioner and Cartesian robot kinematics was solved. The weld torch path was planned, according to the typical methods used in plane welding, and the surfacing path data was extracted by the secondary development of UG/OPEN. Then the kinematics solver program, which can output the control function of motion simulation, was written in MATLAB to solve the kinematics equation. Finally, in UG NX7.5, the kinematics simulation model was built to verify the correctness of mathematical model and the rationality of welding path planning. The above studies can provide a technical support for the die repair and manufacturing of a multilayer metal forging die.
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