Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures, School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—Profiles are generally cut by laser machine. To cut a required profile, the laser cutter has to trace the path of the profile. A planer mechanism can be used for cutting a profile by fixing the laser cutting point to the coupler link at a specific point. The proposed research work is an attempt to synthesize a four bar class-I mechanism to cut an elliptical profile with specified dimension. The four bar mechanism is synthesized by using freudenstein’s equation and laser cutting point is located on the coupler curve by trial and error method to get the specified elliptical profile. (With given major axis and minor axis).
Index Terms—Four bar mechanism, Synthesis, Simulation
Cite: Ajay A Dhore, R D Askhedkar, and S K Choudhary, "Kinematic Synthesis of a Profile Cutting Mechanism," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol.2, No. 1, pp. 226-231, January 2013.
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