Automatic fitting of conical envelopes to free-form surfaces for flank CNC machining

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Bo P.; Bartoň M.; Pottmann H.;
(2017)
  • Publisher: Computer Aided Design
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.cad.2017.06.006
  • Subject: 5-axis CNC machining | flank milling | free-form surface | tangential movability | shape manufacturing

We propose a new algorithm to detect patches of free-form surfaces that can be well approximated by envelopes of a rotational cone under a rigid body motion. These conical envelopes are a preferable choice from the manufacturing point of view as they are, by-definition,... View more
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