Interference-Free Tool Path Generation for 5-Axis NC Machining with a Flat-End Cutter
A algorithm of interference free tool path generation for 5-axis NC machining with flat end cutter is presented. The approach includes: To obtain cutter location points from cutter contact points; interference pretreatment by convex box of NURBS surfaces and reducing check area; interference detection and tool-position correction based on mesh model while the interference problem is substituted with the relationship between tool and triangles. The algorithm is speed and reliable.
Zhejun Yuan, Xipeng Xu, Dunwen Zuo, Julong Yuan and Yingxue Yao
L. Xie et al., "Interference-Free Tool Path Generation for 5-Axis NC Machining with a Flat-End Cutter ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 315-316, pp. 180-184, 2006