The paper presents a local condition for collision-free 5-axis milling of sculptured surfaces. We consider cutter positions, which guarantee local gouging avoidance. This can replace concepts such as 'cutting profile' or 'effective cutting shape' which are of approximate nature. Based on second order approximations of the machined strip width, we also present locally optimal cutting positions for cutting directions.
- Dupin indicatrix
- Local millability
- Machined strip width
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering