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A manufacturing system for automated production of polystyrene molds

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4 Author(s)
Viswanathan, A. ; Dept. of Mech. Eng., Rhode Island Univ., Kingston, RI, USA ; Jouaneh, M. ; Datseris, P. ; Palm, W.

A compact automated system cuts complicated contours on prefabricated polystyrene blocks which are used as molds to cast Cerrobend, which is used as a shield in radiation therapy. The authors describe the development of the prototype, including details for machine configuration, motion planning and cutting experiments

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Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:3 ,  Issue: 3 )