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Geometry Optimisation of Tools used in Milling of Spherical Surfaces

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Published

Publication date07/2011
Host publicationSIM2011 - Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing : Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing
EditorsH. Bartolo
Place of publicationLeiria, Portugal
Pages87-94
Number of pages8
Original languageEnglish

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing
CountryPortugal
CityLeiria
Period28/06/111/07/11

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Sustainable Intelligent Manufacturing
CountryPortugal
CityLeiria
Period28/06/111/07/11

Abstract

In this paper, the authors show an original methodology for optimisation of tool geometry used in the milling of spherical surfaces. This methodology is based on thorough theoretical research, which highlights the kinematic characteristics of spherical surface generation by milling. These characteristics lead to the conclusion that the constructive angles of tools used in spherical surface milling must have the same values on both cutting edges. In this paper, a practical design methodology of these tools is also presented, both for exterior spherical milling, and for interior spherical milling.