This paper proposes a new tool-path generation approach for layer-based micro machining (“conventional”, laser or EDM milling). With this approach, the laser spot non-conformity or EDM tool wear is compensated for by varying the layer machining angle and start point while the material removal volumes are represented by a sequence of 2D slices. Tool-path generation is performed taking into account the specific requirements of 3D micro-machining. The capabilities of the developed CAM system have been verified experimentally.
|Journal||CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2011|
- Tool-path generation
- Layer-based micro machining