Layer based micro-machining—New approach for tool-path generation

K. Popov, P. Petkov

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)370-375
    JournalCIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


    • Tool-path generation
    • Layer-based micro machining


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