Tool path generation and error control method for multi-axis NC machining of spatial cam

Rong Shean Lee, Chen Hua She

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Abstract

In this paper, based on the homogeneous coordinate transformation and conjugate surface theory, a tool path generation method is developed for generating spatial cam in order to establish the interface between the design and manufacture of this class of product. The mathematical error (chordal deviation) between the design and manufacture surface has been analysed and used as a basis for selecting the tool path control point. Moreover, the developed tool path generation method is verified through a cutting simulation software with solid model. It is also verified through the trial cut with model materials on a five-axis numerical controlled machine. The results show that the mathematical error of the cam surface can be controlled within given tolerance by the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-290
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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