Directly Manufacturing Mouse Mold by Plasma Deposition Manufacturing


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Direct fabrication of end-use parts made of metal material has become one of the most interesting fields relevant to research and development of additive manufacturing technologies. This paper presents an effort of trial manufacture of a metal mouse mold with good performances of dimensional precision and fine surface roughness using direct manufacturing technology. The PDM (Plasma Deposition Manufacturing) process is adopted to couple with the milling process, which synthesizes plasma deposition as an additive technique, and milling as a subtractive technique during the processing. Plasma deposition manufacturing is demonstrated to allow rapidly fabricating the metal mouse mold directly from its CAD model without mold or tooling-based intermediary processes. The PDM method provides a new access to directly manufacture the metal parts and mold with short-process and high quality.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 941-944)

Edited by:

Jingtao Han, Xianghua Liu and Zhengyi Jiang




X. H. Xiong et al., "Directly Manufacturing Mouse Mold by Plasma Deposition Manufacturing", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 941-944, pp. 2190-2193, 2014

Online since:

June 2014




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