5-Axis Tool Positioning via RFIM Strategy


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A new strategy for 5-axis NC machining called Rotate-For-Intersect Machining (RFIM) was presented in this paper. The cutter was settled by two cutter contact points and in order to obtain optimized tool position and orientation, grid point method and bi-section method ware utilized in searching cutter’s rotate angle and tilt angle. Finally the algorithm was implemented on UG platform following further development and the effectiveness of the method was validated.



Edited by:

Kai Cheng, Yingxue Yao and Liang Zhou




D. Wang et al., "5-Axis Tool Positioning via RFIM Strategy", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 10-12, pp. 874-878, 2008

Online since:

December 2007




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