Rapid Tooling of Mixer Mixing-Blade of Concrete Mixer
The mixing blades of concrete mixer, is a relatively complex spatial surface, which is difficult to manufacture. The high cost of traditional mold making does not apply to new product development and experimental studies. So, this paper presents a rapid manufacture method of balde mold, which using the UG software for blade parametric design, and then sub-cutting it to calculate the section coordinates. According to the coordinates, the steel plate had been cut and welded into a mold, through which, the blades can be pressed. Because of its convenient and low-cost, the method is particularly applicable to the occasions of experimental research.
Dunwen Zuo, Hun Guo, Hongli Xu, Chun Su, Chunjie Liu and Weidong Jin
P. Xing et al., "Rapid Tooling of Mixer Mixing-Blade of Concrete Mixer", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 33, pp. 236-240, 2010