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Application of morphological filters to NC programming
Author(s): Ari M. Vepsalainen
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Paper Abstract

The goal of CAE is to form a real object from the model. Thus the NC-programming is an important phase in manufacturing. Several requirements have to be met with the NC-programs. For example the tools have to be selected as large as possible and the path of the tool has to be selected to be minimum while the speed of the tool should be as high as possible. Also extra moves should be avoided. When the structure is complicated these requirements are often meat only partially. In most of the CAE-programs the path of a tool is calculated from the surface model or from the volume model. In this paper an approach that utilizes three dimensional morphological filters is presented. In fact the tool can be used as the kernel of the filter according to which the original block of material is eroded. The morphological operations are done to the voxel image generated from the CAE-model. The computation for the generation of the path is fast. Also the requirements for the speed of the tool and accuracy of the path can be meat.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1350, Image Algebra and Morphological Image Processing, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23586
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Ari M. Vepsalainen, Technical Research Ctr. of Finland (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1350:
Image Algebra and Morphological Image Processing
Paul D. Gader, Editor(s)

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