Revival of 1920s belt-driven machine tools with virtual reality

Y. S. Chang, J. J. Fang

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Abstract

Taking one of the belt-driven machine tools, horizontal milling machine, as the protagonist, the study constructs a virtual environment based on OpenGL and Microsoft Foundation Class without using any well-developed commercial VR software. Belt-driven mechanism was developed in the 1920s, at which time the motor was first invented and rather expensive. Because of difficult preservation and underlying hazards in mechanical antiques, resurgence of the horizontal milling machine in virtual reality is proposed and an exhibition room is permanently settled to memorize the history of mechanical engineering in the 1920s. Aside from the application of exhibition, this developed system also allows users to operate the machine tool in the same manner as in reality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistory of Mechanical Technology and Mechanical Design 2012
Pages155-161
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event9th International Conference on History of Mechanical Technology and Mechanical Design, ICHMTMD 2012 - Tainan, Taiwan
Duration: 2012 Mar 232012 Mar 25

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume163
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Other

Other9th International Conference on History of Mechanical Technology and Mechanical Design, ICHMTMD 2012
CountryTaiwan
CityTainan
Period12-03-2312-03-25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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