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Intricate Shaped Manufacturing by 6-axis Non-rotational Cutting with the Application of Ultrasonic Vibrations

Feliciano H. JAPITANA, Koichi MORISHIGE and Yoshimi TAKEUCHI

Proceedings of the 41st CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, pp.395-398, (May 26-28, 2008, Tokyo, Japan)

Manufacturing Systems and Technologies for the New Frontier, Mamoru Mitsuishi, Kanji Ueda, Fumihiko Kimura Editors, Springer, pp.395-398.

Complex mold or intricate shaped product can be manufactured by rotational cutting tool with an increased in cutting speed, a process now known as high speed cutting; however, shaving remnants are formed according to the tool shape at the adjoining surfaces or end corner of the product. This limitation is inevitable, especially when employing rotational tool in the process. If this limitation can be removed by cutting, the flexibility of the product form, which can carried out in manufacturing can be extended greatly.

This paper presents a new manufacturing method to produce an intricate shaped product utilizing the 6-axis control machining using a non-rotational cutting tool with the application of ultrasonic vibrations. The result of experiment shows that intricate shape product has been manufacture using the new manufacturing method.

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2008, by K.Morishige