Title: Machining simulation – a technical review and a proposed concept model

Authors: Yu Zhang, Matthieu Rauch, Hualong Xie, Yaoyao Zhao, Xun Xu, Yongxian Liu

Addresses: Institute of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Technology, School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang, Liaoning 110004, China; Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Auckland, Auckland 1010, New Zealand. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Auckland, Auckland 1010, New Zealand. ' Institute of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Technology Lab, School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang, Liaoning 110004, China. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Auckland, Auckland 1010, New Zealand. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Auckland, Auckland 1010, New Zealand. ' Institute of Advanced Manufacturing and Automation Technology Lab, School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang, Liaoning 110004, China

Abstract: Machining simulation is a modern tool for safe and reliable machining operations. Geometric simulation is used to mimic the movement during the machining process. Physical simulation is used to discover the |sciences| behind the machining processes, e.g. cutting force, vibration, surface finish, cutting temperature and tools worn. STEP-NC is a new data model for computer numerical control (CNC). It provides rich information for CNC machine tools. The architecture of the NC simulation system based on STEP-NC is proposed in the research, using IDEF0.

Keywords: STEP-NC; machining simulation; data modelling; computer numerical control; CNC; IDEF0; cutting force; vibration; surface finish; cutting temperature; tool wear; STEP; data exchange.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIMS.2011.039214

International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services, 2011 Vol.3 No.1, pp.59 - 75

Published online: 26 Mar 2011 *

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