Abstract

Sculptured surface machining (SSM) is the end milling of sculptured surfaces with multi-axis machine tools. SSM consists of the tessellated model machining (TMM) and the parametric model machining (PMM). The former is gaining more and more attention over the past decade because it offers many advantages over the latter. New methods for various machining stages of TMM are proposed in this dissertation. First, in the 5-axis finish machining stage, a 3-dimension Configuration-space (3D C-space) machining method is presented. Next, in clean-up machining stage, an effective and creative approach is introduced. Finally, a complete TMM system is developed. The TMM system is developed with C++ on Windows platform. Benchmarks are used to test the methods proposed in this dissertation. The results show that methods are accurate and efficient.

Degree

PhD

College and Department

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Engineering

Rights

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Date Submitted

2007-02-14

Document Type

Dissertation

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd1700

Keywords

SSM, CAM, STL, TMM

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