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Strategic Tool Attitude Determination for Five-Axis Control Machining Based on Configuration Space


Proceedings of The 33rd CIRP International Seminar on Manufacturing Systems, pp.209-214 (Stockholm, Sweden, June 5-7, 2000)

CIRP-Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol.31, No.3, pp.247-252 (2002)

The paper deals with the method of interference-free tool attitude determination for five-axis machining. Most of the present five-axis CAM systems have a lot of restrictions concerning tool interference, object shape, machining method, and so on. In this paper, an effective method is proposed, which can determine an interference-free tool attitude on the basis of the original two-dimensional configuration space. Our configuration space shows the relationship between tool attitudes and the existence of tool interference, taking the tool shape into account. Furthermore, the proposed method enables us to reflect machining strategies, that is, the user's machining intention on the basis of empirical knowledge. The method has been experimentally found effective for generating five-axis tool paths.

Simulation of the curved hole machining. Machining with five-axis control

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2000, by K.Morishige