Feature recognition & tool path generation for 5 axis STEP-NC machining of free form / irregular contoured surfaces

Anbalagan, A., 2010. Feature recognition & tool path generation for 5 axis STEP-NC machining of free form / irregular contoured surfaces. In: B. Katalinic, ed., Annals of DAAAM for 2010 & Proceedings of the 21st International DAAAM Symposium. Vienna, Austria: DAAAM International, pp. 1235-1236. ISBN 9783901509735


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This research paper presents a five step algorithm to generate tool paths for machining Free form / Irregular Contoured Surface(s) (FICS) by adopting STEP-NC (AP-238) format. In the first step, a parametrized CAD model with FICS is created or imported in UG-NX6.0 CAD package. The second step recognizes the features and calculates a Closeness Index (CI) by comparing them with the B-Splines / Bezier surfaces. The third step utilizes the CI and extracts the necessary data to formulate the blending functions for identified features. In the fourth step Z-level 5 axis tool paths are generated by adopting flat and ball end mill cutters. Finally, in the fifth step, tool paths are integrated with STEP-NC format and validated. All these steps are discussed and explained through a validated industrial component.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Description: Conference paper no. 618
Creators: Anbalagan, A.
Publisher: DAAAM International
Place of Publication: Vienna, Austria
Date: 2010
Volume: 21
Number: 1
ISBN: 9783901509735
ISSN: 1726-9679
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Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:53
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 14:24
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4421

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