A study of the scallop generation mechanism in ultra-precision raster milling

Sujuan Wang, Suet To, Chi Fai Cheung, Wing Bun Lee

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Abstract

Ultra-precision raster milling (UPRM) can directly achieve the fabrication of threedimensional non-axisymmetric freeform components with nanometeric surface finish and submicrometric form accuracy. During the past few years, a lot of research on computerized numerical control (CNC) machining technologies has been conducted; however, little of this research makes any contribution to UPRM. This paper studies the mechanism of scallop height generation for UPRM. Through analyzing the cutting edge locus and the scallop height generation mechanism, a model for feed-intervals and for raster-interval scallop height generation, are presented. Parameters such as selection of feed direction (vertical cutting and horizontal cutting), feed rate, spindle speed, tool nose radius, swing distance, feed length and raster distance have been taken into consideration in the scallop generation models.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1262-1267
Number of pages6
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Volume364-366 II
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2008

Keywords

  • Cutting edge locus
  • Freeform surface
  • Scallop height generation
  • Ultra-precision raster milling (UPRM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)

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