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Title: An integrated approach towards process planning for 5-axis milling of sculptured surfaces based on cutter accessibility map
Authors: Li, L.L. 
Zhang, Y.F. 
Keywords: Cutter accessibility
Cutter selection
Cutting direction selection
Tool path generation
Issue Date: 2006
Source: Li, L.L.,Zhang, Y.F. (2006). An integrated approach towards process planning for 5-axis milling of sculptured surfaces based on cutter accessibility map. Computer-Aided Design and Applications 3 (1-4) : 249-258. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In 5-axis milling (finish cut) of sculptured surfaces, the cutter's accessibility to the part surface is an important issue for subsequent process planning tasks. In this paper, a unique algorithm is presented to evaluate the accessibility of a cylindrical fillet-ended cutter to a point on the part surface by considering machine axis limit, avoidance of local-gouging, rear-gouging, and globalcollision. By applying this algorithm to the sampled points of a given part surface, the accessibility map (A-map) of the cutter to any point on the part surface can be obtained. More significantly, the A-maps can be subsequently employed for optimal cutter selection, optimal cutting direction selection, and optimal tool-path generation. It is expected that by employing this concept, the process planning tasks for 5-axis milling of sculptured surfaces can be carried out in an integrated and efficient manner.
Source Title: Computer-Aided Design and Applications
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/51329
ISSN: 16864360
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