主催: The Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers
会議名: 2018 国際フレキシブル・オートメーション・シンポジウム
開催地: Kanazawa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kanazawa Japan
開催日: 2018/07/15 - 2018/07/19
This paper studies control approaches to advance the quality of repetitive energy deposition in powder bed fusion (PBF) additive manufacturing. A key pattern in the nascent manufacturing process, the repetitive scanning of the laser or electron beam can be fundamentally improved by repetitive control (RC) algorithms. An intrinsic limitation, however, appears in discrete-time RC when the exogenous signal frequency cannot divide the sampling frequency. In other words, N in the internal model 1/(1−z−N ) is not an integer. Such a challenge hampers high-performance applications of RC to PBF because periodicity of the exogenous signal has no guarantees to comply with the sampling rate of molten-pool sensors. This paper develops a new multirate RC and a closed-loop analysis method to address such fractional-order RC cases by generating high-gain control signals exactly at the fundamental and harmonic frequencies. The proposed analysis method exhibits the detailed disturbance attenuation properties of the multirate RC in a new design space. Numerical verification on a galvo scanner in laser PBF reveals fundamental benefits of the proposed multirate RC.