Teaching four and five-axis CNC machining

Dave Zamora, Scott Danielson, Russ Biekert

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Abstract

Traditional metal-based manufacturing processes are being driven to multi-axis machining. Manufacturing time studies have proven that there are significant cycle time reductions using multi-axis CNC machining as compared to multi-fixture CNC machining. Four and five-axis machining requires the use of software to produce both required part geometry and the resulting tool paths. However, while the software and machine tool technology are present, engineers with the appropriate educational background are harder to find. The skills required to design, tool, program, and machine four and five-axis parts are part of few, if any, educational programs. The manufacturing engineering technology program at Arizona State University is actively addressing this shortfall. Educational materials have been developed, tested and employed in classes supporting simultaneous 4-axis machining utilizing a Haas VF2 and HRT210 4 th axis rotary table. Similar materials for a Haas VF2 with TR160 5-axis trunnion, capable of simultaneous 5-axis machining, are being beta tested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInnovations in Engineering Education 2004
Subtitle of host publicationMechanical Engineering Education, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Heads
Pages493-497
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Event2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2004 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 13 2004Nov 19 2004

Publication series

NameInnovations in Engineering Education 2004: Mechanical Engineering Education, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department Heads

Other

Other2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2004
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period11/13/0411/19/04

Keywords

  • 4-Axis machining
  • 5-Axis machining
  • CNC machining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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