Improvement of Machine Tool Movements for Simultaneous Five-Axes Milling

Zabel, A.1, a; Müller, H.2, b; Stautner, M.1, c; Kersting, P.1, d

Institut für Spanende Fertigung, Universität Dortmund, Baroper Str. 301, 44227 Dortmund
Lehrstuhl für Graphische Systeme (Informatik VII), Technische Universität Dortmund, Otto-Hahn-Str. 16, 44227 Dortmund

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Generating five-axes NC-paths by a standard CAM-system still contains many problems, especially concerning the simultaneous movements of all axes of a given machine tool. These movements are often not smooth enough and lead to unwanted jerks resulting in a poor quality of the workpiece surface. In order to reduce this effect, two different algorithms are introduced in this paper. First approaches of optimising the machine kinematics by using a standard evolution strategy are presented as well as the integration of these algorithms in a simulation environment for five-axes milling processes.


Five-Axes Milling, Kinematic Optimisation, Evolution Strategy, Wavelets


In: Proceedings of the 5th CIRP International Seminar on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering (CIRP ICME '06), 2006, Ischia, Italy, Teti, R. (Hrsg.), ISBN 978-88-95028-01-9, S. 159-164