Title

Determination of Flat-End Cutter Orientation in 5-Axis Machining

Editor(s)

Lavine, A. S. and Chandra U. and Chen M. M. and Crowe, C. T. and Fritsching, U.

Abstract

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.

Meeting Name

1996 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Algorithms; Cutting Equipment; Geometry; Surfaces

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1996 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.

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