Simulation of Complex Curved Surface WEDM System Based on OpenGL


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This paper introduces the characteristics and general laws of cutting complex curved surface by Wire-cut Electric Discharge Machining (WEDM) system. Taking the three-axle and double-rotating linkage system as an example, the universal mathematical model of polar coordinates is derived. Moreover, the simulation of WEDM system is introduced, which utilizing language Visual C++ and the three dimensional graph software OpenGL.This simulation method is helpful in improving machining quality and productivity of complex curved surfaces, and is fundation for establishing CAD/CAPP/CAM technology in WEDM.



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Kai Cheng, Yingxue Yao and Liang Zhou




T. Wang and Z. K. Hu, "Simulation of Complex Curved Surface WEDM System Based on OpenGL", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 10-12, pp. 364-368, 2008

Online since:

December 2007




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