In the Interest of enhancing the quality and efficiency of propeller design and production, a CAD/CAM systems being implemented. Some immediate goals are minimize loss of integrity from concept design to final surface finish: fill in gaps between designer defined data and machinable surface through use of a sophisticated CAD/CAM surfacing routine; restructure design/production process to best utilize newly available resources. Mechanical dynamic models may be computer generated in conjunction with finite element flow models. Also, the NC milling process - which consist of tool path generation, post-processing and machining will directly use a CAD generated surface to machine the propellers.
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Use of CAD/CAM in Propulsor Design/Production at David Taylor
Paper presented at the SNAME Propellers '88 Symposium, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA, September 1988.
Paper Number: SNAME-PSS-1988-18
Published: September 20 1988
Kerr, C. J. "Use of CAD/CAM in Propulsor Design/Production at David Taylor." Paper presented at the SNAME Propellers '88 Symposium, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA, September 1988. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/PSS-1988-18
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