High efficiency machining of curved surfaces using 5 axis machine tool

Satoshi Yamagata, Hideki Aoyama, Noriaki Sano

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Abstract

Generally, ball end-mills are used for machining free-form surfaces. When machining free-form curved surfaces using ball end-mills, removing the cutting remnants known as cusps formed on machined surfaces is necessary. Since cusp removal is performed manually by hand, much time and labor is required. This paper proposes several methods to decide optimal tool postures and tool paths for 5-axis control machining using flat end-mills and radius end-mills in order to efficiently and precisely machine free-form surfaces. A basic system based on the proposed methods was constructed, and the effectiveness of the proposed methods was verified through simulations and experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2015
PublisherJapan Society of Mechanical Engineers
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 18
Event8th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2015 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2015 Oct 182015 Oct 22

Other

Other8th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2015
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period15/10/1815/10/22

Keywords

  • 5 axis machine Tool
  • Curved surface
  • Cusp
  • High efficiency machining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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