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|Title:||Automatic tool-path generation in 5-axis finish cut with multiple cutters|
Multiple cutter selection
|Source:||Li, H.Y., Zhang, Y.F. (2009). Automatic tool-path generation in 5-axis finish cut with multiple cutters. 2009 IEEE International Conference on Virtual Environments, Human-Computer Interfaces, and Measurements Systems, VECIMS 2009 - Proceedings : 210-213. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1109/VECIMS.2009.5068895|
|Abstract:||This paper presents a method for optimal multiple cutter selection and tool-path generation in 5-axis sculptured surface finish cut. Compared to machining using a single cutter, the application of multiple cutters can shorten the cutting time significantly. In our early work, a method has been developed to select the largest feasible cutter to finish the whole of a given sculptured surface by addressing gouging and collision problems. In this paper, this method is extended to select an optimal set of cutters to finish different regions of a given sculptured surface with the maximum cutting efficiency. The iso-planar tool-paths for finishing the different regions using their specified cutters are then generated using a developed optimization algorithm to maximize the step-over between adjacent tool-paths. An example is presented to show the validity and effectiveness of the developed methods. ©2009 IEEE.|
|Source Title:||2009 IEEE International Conference on Virtual Environments, Human-Computer Interfaces, and Measurements Systems, VECIMS 2009 - Proceedings|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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