Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

5-2006

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME

Volume

129

Issue

2

First Page

454

Last Page

464

DOI

10.1115/1.2137748

Abstract

This paper presents a method for geometric machinability analysis. The implementation of the strategy determines the machinability of a part being processed using a plurality of 3-axis machining operations about a single axis of rotation for setup orientations. Slice file geometry from a stereolithography model is used to map machinable ranges to each of the line segments comprising the polygonal chains of each slice. The slices are taken orthogonal to the axis of rotation, hence, both two- and three- dimensional (2D and 3D) machinability analysis is calculated for perpendicular and oblique tool orientations, respectively. This machinability approach expands upon earlier work on 2D visibility analysis for the rapid manufacturing and prototyping of components using CNC machining.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME 128 (2006): 454, doi: 10.1115/1.2137748. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

ASME

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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