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Design and realization of a machining process simulator
Author(s): Minghua Wu; Tong Dai; Ji Zhou
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Paper Abstract

This paper introduces an NC machining process simulator. It enables NC programmers or machining operators to check the effects on the part of the cutter motions prescribed in an NC program before machining is performed. The device model (both geometry and logic) of a machining center, NC program controller and the stock-fixture model on the pallet can be defined in this system so as to provide a visual simulation circumstance of machining projects. The machining process is driven directly by NC program by means of an NC program interpreter. Not only can the material removal be visualized, but also the possible danger of collision and interference among cutting tool, stocks and fixtures can be detected during the cutting progress. The simulator is suitable for 3 through 5 Axes NC machining, especially milling, drilling and boring of cast box parts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 March 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2644, Fourth International Conference on Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics, (22 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.235496
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Minghua Wu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Tong Dai, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Ji Zhou, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2644:
Fourth International Conference on Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics
Shuzi Yang; Ji Zhou; Cheng-Gang Li, Editor(s)

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