Determination of Flat-End Cutter Orientation in 5-Axis Machining
Lavine, A. S. and Chandra U. and Chen M. M. and Crowe, C. T. and Fritsching, U.
Implementation of the method of finding flat-end cutter orientation based on slope and curvature matching for 5-axis NC machining is studied. The full advantages of 5-axis machining are exploited by considering the cutter's inclination and yaw capability and the local differential geometric features of a designed surface. The machining error, or cusp height, is derived for two machining scenarios. An algorithm is developed which computes the cutter orientation by matching the slope and curvature of the surface at each discretized point while minimizing the machining error and satisfying constraints on both inclination and yaw angles.
Z. Deng et al., "Determination of Flat-End Cutter Orientation in 5-Axis Machining," American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Manufacturing Engineering Division, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Jan 1996.
1996 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Algorithms; Cutting Equipment; Geometry; Surfaces
Article - Conference proceedings
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