5-Axis Control Machining Using Side-Milling Cutter
Y.Takeuchi, K.Morishige, M.Yokoyama and T.Hisaki
Jounal of Advanced Automation Technology, Vol.7, No.1 (1995) 60-65
The study deals with 5-axis control tool path generation for
side-milling cutters by making use of 5-axis control machining
centers having the potential of high efficiency and accuracy.
Concerning 5-axis control machining, there are two methods of
using cutting edges; using the top part such as ball end mill
and using the side part described in this study. Most of 5-axis
control machining is probably executed by the former; however,
there are some cases where the latter exerts the validity.
In this study, the system enables collision-free tool path
generation for side-milling cutters which is transformed to
actual 5-axis control NC data, taking into account the structure
of 5-axis control machining centers. The validity of the system
is experimentally confirmed.
1995, by K.Morishige