Comparison of product data model between rapid prototyping and CNC milling 3-Axis

Yusof, Yusri and Hushim, Mohd Faisal and Mamat, M. A. (2009) Comparison of product data model between rapid prototyping and CNC milling 3-Axis. In: Malaysian Technical Universities Conference on Engineering and Technology (MUCEET 2009), 20-22 June 2009, Kuantan, Pahang.

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Abstract

Nowadays, there are high demands on products with high accuracy and quality, this is due to the development of new technology on machinery and computer software. This research has been done to compare the product data model by using CNC 3-axis and Rapid Prototyping to produce a model spanner. The format files that use consists of STL, IGES, VRML, VDAFS, STEP AP214, STEP AP203 and PRO E. The main purpose of this study was to find loss of data for each format file was design through Solidwork’s software. The format file has been simulating to generate tool path by using MasterCam software before machining process will be done. Using that simulation, be able to compare a quality of machining result from surface finishing aspect and machining time for each format file. As a result, only format file VDAFS a suitable for machining CNC 3-axis because that format file contain less of data loss when compared with other format file from surface roughness aspects and defect. While for RP, format files VRML a suitable for machining than STL, because file VRML does not committed to any data losses from aspects of color. Finally, these views provide a concrete guideline for choosing a suitable format file for machining CNC and RP to produce a product required.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:product data model, CNC, rapid prototyping
Subjects:T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions:Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Materials Engineering and Design
ID Code:419
Deposited By:Suhaila Othman
Deposited On:24 May 2010 11:41
Last Modified:21 Jan 2015 16:12

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