Post-processor development of a hybrid TRR-XY parallel kinematic machine tool

Shang-Liang Chen, T. H. Chang, I. Inasaki, Y. C. Liu

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A hybrid 5-degrees-of-freedom parallel kinematic machine tool constructed using the TRR-XY mechanism has been used to investigate the theory of post-processing. The effects of the cutter shapes and machine construction on the post-processing are investigated. Some specific parameters only are required to modify the post-processing for the different tools used in real cutting. The tilt angle and yaw angle of the cutter relative to the normal direction of the cutting surface are included in the investigation. The parametric representations of different cutter shapes defined by the DIN standard were also adopted in the derivation. The generality of the post-processor theory developed was then increased. Finally, NC code has been generated using LABVIEW software. Simulations are performed to verify the correctness of the work based on several designed tool paths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-269
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Sep 14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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