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Real-time simulation of 3-axis CNC programs with 3D graphics
Author(s): Wenxing Qi; Qingping Xiong; Ming Zhou
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Paper Abstract

The 3-dimensional (3D) graphics realtime simulation is one of the difficult techniques in computer numerical control (CNC) machining. This paper presents the data structure representing the geometric volume. Based on the specification of the machining processes and the property of orthographic projection, we develop the local graphics display method for the dynamic graphics, adopting the front-to-back visible-surface determination algorithm. As a result, we realize the realtime 3D simulation in the industry controlled computer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2620, International Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing, (28 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.217484
Show Author Affiliations
Wenxing Qi, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Qingping Xiong, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Ming Zhou, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2620:
International Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing
Shuzi Yang; Ji Zhou; Cheng-Gang Li, Editor(s)

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