Title: Implementation of R-surfaces for partitioning of sculptured surfaces

Authors: Stephen P. Radzevich

Addresses: EATON Automotive, Innovation Centre, 38679 Filly Drive, Sterling Heights, MI 48310, USA

Abstract: The paper presents a systematic scheme for the development of feasible tool-paths for machining sculptured surfaces on multi-axis NC machine. Here, this problem is enhanced up to cases where the actual value of the angle µ could be of arbitrary value. The reported approach is based on application of the characteristic surfaces of novel kind. The characteristic surfaces of the newly discovered kind are referred to as the characteristic R-surfaces. The reported solution to the problem is based on implementation of the DG/K-method of surface generation. The effectiveness of the proposed approach is verified from numerical simulation.

Keywords: CADCAM; sculptured surfaces; multi-axis NC machining; overcutting; undercutting; surface partitioning; R-surfaces; tool path generation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2008.019485

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2008 Vol.32 No.1, pp.12 - 20

Published online: 14 Jul 2008 *

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