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Matrix classification and aplication in a flexible prototyping tool

By Ondřej Rygl


The price of the tools for making prototypes and small series of products, as well as the cost of additional changes in the tool are quite high and increase the price of the final product. A flexible tool provides an advantageous solution to create a wide variety of molds. In this thesis the area of flexible tooling is introduced. An experimental mechanism has been manufactured and tested. With the help of a methodical approach several solutions for a flexible tool design have been proposed. Based on the evaluation of all given criteria, the most suited version has been designed and manufactured. The tool has been tested and evaluated for the thermoforming process. Improvements and potential applications have been suggested. The results show that the flexible tool has some limitations but has a broad potential use in several applications

Topics: návrh; flexible tool; testing; konstrukce; diskrétní povrch nástroje; mechanical design; discrete tool surface; design proposal; testování; flexibilní nástroj
Publisher: Vysoké učení technické v Brně. Fakulta strojního inženýrství
Year: 2014
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