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Concept of a programmable fixture for 3-Axis CNC

Ahmed Azmi, Mohamed Dalol and Saleh, Tanveer (2017) Concept of a programmable fixture for 3-Axis CNC. International Journal of Engineering Materials and Manufacture, 2 (3). pp. 49-57. E-ISSN 0128-1852

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CNC machine is the one of the major reasons for industrial advancement in recent decades for its ability of producing accurate parts. The most common CNC machines are of 3-axis and adopted widely in the industrial sector. However, for producing more complicated parts 5-axis CNC machines are required. Although the introduction of the 5-axis machine came after the 3-axis CNC machine has established itself and many manufacturers did not make the move toward the newer model and its high pricing compared to the 3-axis model did not help either. In this time the development of a fixture or a platform to help transfer the 3-axis to a 5-axis to some degree. This paper discusses the concept of a programmable fixture that gives 3-axis CNC machine the freedom to act in similar manner as the 5-axis. The paper describes the mechanism with some initial results of the testing. Result showed that the platform moves in translation manner with an average error of 5.58 % and 7.303% average error for rotation movement

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6808/59054
Uncontrolled Keywords: CNC, 3-axis, 5-axis, Fixture, Platform, Kinematics, Algorithm, Graphical user interface (GUI)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Tanveer Saleh CEng MIMechE
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2017 16:37
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 15:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/59054

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