The Concept of the Machining Surface in 5-Axis Milling of Free-form Surfaces

Abstract : The concept of the machining surface (MS) is a new approach to the process of design and manufacturing of free form surfaces. The machining surface is the surface representation of the tool path, integrating functional design specifications and machining constraints. By definition, the machining surface is a surface including all the information necessary for the driving of the tool, so that the envelope surface of the tool movement sweeping the MS gives the expected free-form. In this paper, we study the building of the MS for 5-axis end milling with usual cutting tools, ball, flat and filleted endmill. We make so that the design and manufacturing constraints taken into account by the machining surface are completely uncoupled within the MS.
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Christophe Tournier, Emmanuel Duc, Claire Lartigue, Alexandre Contri. The Concept of the Machining Surface in 5-Axis Milling of Free-form Surfaces. 3nd International Conference on Integrated Design and Manufacturing In Mechanical Engineering, May 2000, Montreal, Canada. pp.279-286, ⟨10.1007/978-94-015-9966-5_33⟩. ⟨hal-01223061⟩

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