Development of automatic system for process planning and NC program generation on turning-milling machine tool with three turrets

Ryo Fukuda, Ririko Kiyooka, Hideki Aoyama

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to develop an automatic process planning and a numerical-control (NC) program generation system for free-form machining, using a turning-milling machine tool with multi-turrets. In this research, machining feature recognition was carried out based on the delta-volume decomposition to achieve process planning. This system can recognize machining features that include one free-form surface and can create a tool path for the free-form surface. A process plan candidate is generated via the assignment of machining features to each turret and the determination of the processing order of the machining features in each turret. The system generates many process plan candidates, and evaluates them based on the evaluation point of the user. In this research, the plan with the shortest machining time is selected. Next, the system automatically generates an NC program for each turret. Ultimately, a machining experiment using a turning-milling machine tool with three turrets was conducted to verify the usefulness of the system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystems, Design, and Complexity
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Volume11
ISBN (Electronic)9780791858462
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
EventASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2017 - Tampa, United States
Duration: 2017 Nov 32017 Nov 9

Other

OtherASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2017
CountryUnited States
CityTampa
Period17/11/317/11/9

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  • Mechanical Engineering

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Fukuda, R., Kiyooka, R., & Aoyama, H. (2017). Development of automatic system for process planning and NC program generation on turning-milling machine tool with three turrets. In Systems, Design, and Complexity (Vol. 11). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2017-70491