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On initialization of milling paths for 5-axis flank CNC machining of free-form surfaces with general milling tools
We propose a path-planning algorithm for 5-axis flank CNC machining with general tools of varying curvature. Our approach generalizes the initialization strategy introduced for conical tools [Bo et al., 2017] to arbitrary ...
Automatic fitting of conical envelopes to free-form surfaces for flank CNC machining
We propose a new algorithm to detect patches of free-form surfaces that can be well approximated by envelopes of a rotational cone under a rigid body motion. These conical envelopes are a preferable choice from the ...