Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

5-Axis CNC Milling; CAD/CAM; Postprocessor


"Most of the current college design and manufacturing curricula are primarily focused on computer aided design (CAD), while less emphasis is given to computer aided manufacturing (CAM). A great opportunity has been missed as the benefits of CAD/CAM cannot then be fully learned. Postprocessor plays a vital role in integration of CAD//CAM with computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines. Hence, postprocessor must be developed accurately. This thesis is composed of one paper. Paper I proposes a novel methodology to determine compensation vectors for the post processor of multi-axis milling center. The new approach that has been implemented in Paper I involves derivation of the analytical equations of NC code with compensation vectors for five-axis spindle-tilting type CNC milling machine and experimental procedure to acquire the compensation vectors. This ensures that part would be machined as per the CAD drawing and accuracy within the limits of CNC machine. Furthermore, implementation of this procedure for the development of a post processor would streamline the process of integrating CAM systems for multi-axis CNC milling centers. The integrated system is being used to support research and education projects to accurately and quickly produce parts"--Page iv.


Liou, Frank W.

Committee Member(s)

Cudney, Elizabeth Anne
Midha, Ashok


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering


Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE)
Missouri University of Science and Technology. Intelligent Systems Center

Research Center/Lab(s)

Intelligent Systems Center


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2013

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Developing a general postprocessor for multi-axis CNC milling centers


ix, 46 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2013 Mihir Satish Adivarekar, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type




Subject Headings

CAD/CAM systems
Milling-machines -- Numerical control

Thesis Number

T 10284

Electronic OCLC #


Included in

Manufacturing Commons