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Title: Teaching Multi-axis Complex Surface Machining via Simulation and Projects PDF
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Creator: Qian, Li
Publisher: ASEE Manufacturing Division
Description: Multi-axis Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) machines have become the application of choice for complex sculptured surface machining. Simulation of tool paths and machine operations is desirable for cost and time savings. These advanced technologies are being integrated into a senior Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MNET) curriculum at the South Dakota State University (SDSU). Seven projects or exercises were assigned to students. A 4-axis HAAS machining center with Direct Numerical Control (DNC) capability was setup by students. 3D complex sculptured surface models were created from 2D drawings at different Z levels for turbine blades. CNC programs were generated for free-form surfaces and 4-axis parts via computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software. Feed-rates were optimized for more efficient machining and improved finish quality. Models of 3 and 4-axis machines in the manufacturing lab were created for simulation. CNC programs were verified by Vericut software prior to actual machining in the lab. Goals of these projects include: extend students knowledge in CNC machines, programming, simulation, verification and optimization; teach students how to model and machine the complex free-form surface; and foster students independent learning. This paper will describe the curricular module used in the course in detail and provide simulation demonstrations. Results of simulation and the production lab machining are shared.
LC Classification: Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Control of production systems -- Cost control -- Manufacturing costs
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Data processing. CAD/CAM systems -- Computer integrated manufacturing systems
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Manufacturing engineering. Process engineering
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Date Issued: 2005
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-07-27 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-12 15:25:18 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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