Freeform surface region optimization for 3-axis and 5-axis milling

  title={Freeform surface region optimization for 3-axis and 5-axis milling},
  author={Gershon Elber},
  journal={Computer-Aided Design},
A regional optimization of automatically generated machining toolpaths for computer based freeform mechanical models is considered in the framework of multiaxis (3-5) machining operations. A trichotomy of an arbitrary freeform shaped surface into convex, concave and saddle-like regions is considered. Saddle-like and concave regions can be milled using a ball end tool, in 3-axis or S-axis mode. A subset of the convex regions can be machined faster and with a smaller scallop using a flat end tool… CONTINUE READING
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