Efficient Manufacture by 6-Axis Control Machining
with the Application of Ultrasonic Vibrations
Feliciano H. JAPITANA, Koichi MORISHIGE and Yoshimi TAKEUCHI
Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Mechatronics Technology,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Dec.5-8, 2005.
This paper introduces a new machining technology which utilizes 6-axis control
machine tool, CAD/CAM system and the ultrasonic vibration tool. Complex shape
groove with sharp corner are difficult or impossible to manufacture by conventional
manner or even by NC machining in one setup. It requires two or more setups as
well as expensive fixture to machine such complex shape. In the study, complex
shape groove with sharp corner are manufactured by 6-axis control machining using
non-rotational cutting tool with the application of ultrasonic vibrations.
It also described the development of software for 6-axis control machining of
complex shape groove with sharp corner. From the experimental results, it was
found out that the new machining technology is capable of manufacturing a complex
shape groove in one setup.
2005, by K.Morishige