Uncut free pocketing tool-paths generation using pair-wise offset algorithm

Authors
Citation
Sc. Park et Bk. Choi, Uncut free pocketing tool-paths generation using pair-wise offset algorithm, COMPUT AID, 33(10), 2001, pp. 739-746
Citations number
13
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Computer Science & Engineering
Journal title
COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN
ISSN journal
0010-4485 → ACNP
Volume
33
Issue
10
Year of publication
2001
Pages
739 - 746
Database
ISI
SICI code
0010-4485(200109)33:10<739:UFPTGU>2.0.ZU;2-7
Abstract
For die-cavity pocketing, contour-parallel machining is the most popular ma chining strategy. Two issues in generating contour-parallel tool paths for pocketing are: (1) a robust two-dimensional (2D)-curve offsetting algorithm ; and (2) detecting and removing uncut regions. The 2D-curve offsetting sol ution has been widely studied, because it has so many potential application s. However, though the importance of the uncut problem in pocketing has lon g been recognized there have been few reported investigations on detecting and removing uncut regions. This paper presents a procedure for generating pocketing tool paths leaving no uncut regions. For the 2D-curve offsetting algorithm, we employ the PWID offset algorithm suggested by Choi and Park ( Computer Aided Design, 31(12) (1999) 735) and expand the algorithm for offs etting areas having islands. Based on the expanded PWID offset algorithm, o ur solution to the uncut problem removes the uncut regions. Empirical tests show the usefulness of the proposed procedure for improving the productivi ty of pocket machining. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.