Tool Path Planning for Five-Axis NC Machining of Implant Shaping Mold for Cranioplasty
The necessity for skull patch surface for cranioplasty was introduced and it was divided according to maximum normal curvature in the discrete points after skull patch surface dispersed. Then the tool axis vector was determined by the lead angle of the tool, corresponding to generating the tool path in each area; At last, the implant shaping mold for cranioplasty was produced by five-axis NC machine.
Tian Huang, Dawei Zhang, Bin Lin, Anping Xu, Yanling Tian and Weiguo Gao
L. Zhang et al., "Tool Path Planning for Five-Axis NC Machining of Implant Shaping Mold for Cranioplasty", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 697-698, pp. 292-296, 2012