Research on an Efficient Tool Tilt Angle Calculation Method in 5-axis Flat-end Milling Machine for Free Surface Machining

Jang Kyong Wol, researcher of Robotics Institute presented a paper “A Tool Tilt Angle Calculation Method in 5-axis Flat-end Milling for Free Surface Machining” to EI Journal “International Journal of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering”.

Having analyzed the previous research results, she pointed out that CAD/CAM systems were not fully functioned in free surface machining because of the complex expressions.

Using quadric equation she succeeded in simply calculating the tool tilt angle and machining strip width produced in free surface machining with 5-axis flat-end milling. From this she proposed a calculation method to shorten the machining time by a great deal as well as to improve the effectiveness of machining.