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A macro-micro mechanism design for laser cutting process
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This paper is organized to provide the novel approaches during the design of a machine to shorten the laser cutting process. Macro-micro manipulation concept is employed for the design of this machine both in the mechanical design and in devising the trajectory planning algorithm. Micro-mechanism design along with its calibration process are also explained since they involve novel approaches in this application domain. Trajectory planning algorithms, which are developed in this work, are discussed based on their applicability to CNC system architecture. Finally, experimental results based on a benchmark workpiece are given and the system design is discussed with respect to these results.