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Machinability Analysis for 3-Axis Flat End Milling
Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
  • Ye Li, Iowa State University
  • Matthew C. Frank, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
5-1-2006
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.
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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
Date Available
2015-05-12
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Ye Li and Matthew C. Frank. "Machinability Analysis for 3-Axis Flat End Milling" Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME Vol. 129 Iss. 2 (2006) p. 454 - 464
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/matthew_frank/3/