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JRM Vol.26 No.5 pp. 529-539
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2014.p0529
(2014)

Review:

Current State of the Art of Multi-Axis Control Machine Tools and CAM System

Yoshimi Takeuchi

Chubu University, 1200 Matsumoto-cho, Kasugai, Aichi 487-8501, Japan

Received:
August 29, 2014
Accepted:
September 19, 2014
Published:
October 20, 2014
Keywords:
multi-axis-control NC machine tools, CAM system, CL data, NC data, efficient machining
Abstract
Asymmetric curved grooving

Multi-axis numerical control (NC) machine tools such as 5-axis control machining centers and 5-axis control multi-tasking machines are widely used in machine shops. NC data, which are prepared using computeraided manufacturing (CAM) systems, are used with multi-axis control NC machine tools that have a variety of advantages. This article describes the advantages ofmulti-axis control machining. The structure of CAM systems used for multi-axis control machining and the important role of collision avoidance in generating cutter location (CL) data are then explained. The transformation of CL data to NC data for use in machining, which is performed by a post-processor, is presented. Finally, an efficient machining method and unique shape creation via 6-axis control machining are explained.

Cite this article as:
Y. Takeuchi, “Current State of the Art of Multi-Axis Control Machine Tools and CAM System,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.26, No.5, pp. 529-539, 2014.
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