21st Annual Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques
A system of algorithms is presented for material removal simulation, dimensional error assessment and automated correction of Þve-axis numerically controlled (NC) milling tool paths. The methods are based on a spatial partitioning technique which incorporates incremental proximity calculations between milled and design surfaces. Hence, in addition to real-time animated Þve-axis milling simulation, milling errors are measured and displayed simultaneously. Using intermediate error assessment results, a reduction of intersection volume algorithm is developed to eliminate gouges on the workpiece via tool path correction. Finally, the view dependency typical of previous spatial partitioning-based NC simulation methods is overcome by a contour display technique which generates parallel planar contours to represent the workpiece, thus enabling dynamic viewing transformations without reconstruction of the entire data structure.
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Huang, Yunching and Oliver, James H., "NC Milling Error Assessment and Tool Path Correction" (1994). Mechanical Engineering Conference Presentations, Papers, and Proceedings. 147.