6-Axis Control Finishing of Sculptured Surface
by Non-Rotational Cutting Tool
Y. Takeuchi, K. Wada, M. Yokoyama and K. Morishige
Proceedings of 1998 Japan-U.S.A. Symposium on Flexible Automation,
Volume 2, pp.815-821.
The study deals with an effective finishing of sculptured surface
by making use of six-axis control. six-axis control implies that
a cutting tool allows three rotational movements for positioning
as well as three translational ones. A six-axis control machining
center developed is equipped with a main spindle capable of tool
orientation in addition to conventional five-axis control structure.
A non-rotational cutting tool is mounted at the main spindle to
carry out the six-axis control machining, which allows a variety
of machining possibilities. In the study, a control software of
sculptured surface finishing with change in tool attitude is presented
in combination with three-axis to five-axis control machining technology.
1998, by K.Morishige