A Five-Axis Machining Error Simulator for Rotary-Axis Geometric Errors Using Commercial Machining Simulation Software
Soichi Ibaraki*,† and Ibuki Yoshida**
*Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Hiroshima University
1-3-2 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8511, Japan
**Department of Micro Engineering, Kyoto University
Katsura, Nishigyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8540, Japan
This paper presents a simulator that graphically presents the influence of rotary-axis geometric errors on the geometry of a finished workpiece. Commercial machining simulation software is employed for application to arbitrary five-axis tool paths. A five-axis kinematic model is implemented with the simulator to calculate the influence of rotary-axis geometric errors. The machining error simulation is demonstrated for 1) the cone frustum machining test described in ISO 10791-7:2015 , and 2) the pyramid-shaped machining test proposed by some of the authors in . The influences of the possible geometric errors are simulated in advance. By comparing the measured geometry of the finished workpiece to the simulated profiles, major error causes are identified without numerical fitting to the machine’s kinematic model.
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