A path generation method for sculptured surface manufacture
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Computers & Industrial Engineering, ISSN: 0360-8352, Vol: 14, Issue: 2, Page: 95-101
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- http://stars.library.ucf.edu/facultybib/864; http://stars.library.ucf.edu/facultybib1980/644
- Decision Sciences; Engineering; Mathematics; Computer Science; Interdisciplinary Applications; Engineering; ; Industrial
This paper describes a new path generation algorithm. When given a mathematical surface description and accuray tolerance, the algorithm approximates the surface representation by a sequence of straight line segments for graphical displays and linear cutter paths for surface manufacturing on computer-integrated numerical control (CNC) machines with five or more axes. This path generation method is generally applicable to sculptured surface manufacturing where multi-axis milling machines are necessary to produce smooth three-dimensional surfaces.