Integration of cad/ tool path data for 5-axis step-nc machining of free form / irrregular contoured surfaces

Arivazhagan Anbalagan*

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Abstract

This research paper presents the work on feature recognition, tool path data generation and integration with STEP-NC (AP-238 format) for features having Free form / Irregular Contoured Surface(s) (FICS). Initially, the FICS features are modelled / imported in UG CAD package and a closeness index is generated. This is done by comparing the FICS features with basic B-Splines / Bezier curves / surfaces. Then blending functions are caculated by adopting convolution theorem. Based on the blending functions, contour offsett tool paths are generated and simulated for 5 axis milling environment. Finally, the tool path (CL) data is integrated with STEP-NC (AP-238) format. The tool path algorithm and STEP- NC data is tested with various industrial parts through an automated UFUNC plugin.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnals of DAAAM and Proceedings of the International DAAAM Symposium
PublisherDanube Adria Association for Automation and Manufacturing, DAAAM
Pages1233-1234
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9783901509735
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventAnnals of DAAAM for 2010 and 21st International DAAAM Symposium "Intelligent Manufacturing and Automation: Focus on Interdisciplinary Solutions" - Zadar, Croatia
Duration: 20 Oct 201023 Oct 2010

Conference

ConferenceAnnals of DAAAM for 2010 and 21st International DAAAM Symposium "Intelligent Manufacturing and Automation: Focus on Interdisciplinary Solutions"
CountryCroatia
CityZadar
Period20/10/201023/10/2010

Keywords

  • Automation
  • STEP-NC
  • Tool Path Generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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