Flat-Ended Tool Swept Sections for Five-Axis NC Machining of Sculptured Surfaces

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R. Sarma

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011-2160

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 122(1), 158-165 (Feb 01, 1999) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.538914 History: Received August 01, 1997; Revised February 01, 1999
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Swept sections to evaluate the step-over
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Coordinate system showing tool inclination and tilt angles
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Illustration of swept sections
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Tool with changing inclination angle moving along a straight line
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Illustration of the region of influence
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Coordinate frames related to the nominal surface
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Illustration of the reordering and regrouping of points on the swept section
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Graphical characterization of swept sections
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Illustration of accentuation and reduction in errors




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