Tool Path Generation for 5-Axis Rough Cutting Using Haptic Device
Koichi Morishige and Satoshi Mori
International Journal of Automation Technology, Vol.14, No.5, pp.808-815 (2020.9)
CAM software is generally used to generate tool paths
for 5-axis controlled machining. However, adjusting
its several parameters and settings is difficult.
We propose a system for tool path generation to be applied to
5-axis controlled machining. The system allows machining
movements to be established by manipulating
haptic devices in a virtual environment. Therefore, the
cutter location for 5-axis machining can be easily controlled
by operating a virtual cutting tool. The contact between
the cutting tool and the target shape is reflected to
the user through the haptic device. The generated path
can be converted into a numerical control
program for the actual machining of the target object.
We detail the implementation of the proposed interface
using two haptic devices and amethod of tool path
generation that improves rough cutting by smoothing
the generated cutting points and simplifying the tool
postures. The effectiveness of the developed system is
confirmed through machining simulations.
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