Recognition of Multi Axis Milling Features: Part I-Topological and Geometric Characteristics

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Nandakumar Sridharan

UGS Corp., Cypress, CA

Jami J. Shah

Design Automation Lab, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287-6106

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 4(3), 242-250 (Sep 07, 2004) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1778718 History: Received August 14, 2002; Revised June 11, 2004; Online September 07, 2004
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Part fixturing for exterior machining
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Examples of Open features
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NC Machining Feature Taxonomy—High level
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Sub-classification of Cut-Thru Features
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Machining of part exterior using sides of tool
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Cut-On Feature Sub-classification
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