Towards efficient 5-axis flank CNC machining of free-form surfaces via fitting envelopes of surfaces of revolution

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Bo P.; Bartoň M.; Plakhotnik D.; Pottmann H.;
  • Publisher: CAD Computer Aided Design
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.cad.2016.04.004
  • Subject: Shape manufacturing | Free-form surface | Flank milling | Tangential movability | 5-axis CNC machining
    acm: ComputingMethodologies_COMPUTERGRAPHICS

We introduce a new method that approximates free-form surfaces by envelopes of one-parameter motions of surfaces of revolution. In the context of 5-axis computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining, we propose a flank machining methodology which is a preferable scall... View more
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