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Pocket Milling with Tool Engagement Detection

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Author(s)

Thomas R. Kramer

Abstract

This paper presents an algorithm for generating a tool path for cutting a pocket with islands, which includes detecting when the tool is certain to be making a minimal engagement cut. Minimal engagement is defined as the amount of engagement present in peripheral milling of a flat side face of a workpiece in a straight line with constant stepover. Feed rates and spindle speeds are reset by the algorthm when machining conditions change from a minimal engagement cut to any other type of cut or vice versa.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 9138
Report Number
9138

Keywords

algorithm, automated manufacturing, machining, milling, NC-program, numerical control, pocket, tool path

Citation

Kramer, T. (1991), Pocket Milling with Tool Engagement Detection, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=821241 (Accessed July 25, 2024)

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Created January 1, 1991, Updated October 16, 2008