The development of a new STEP-NC code generator (GEN-MILL)

Yusof, Yusri and Kassim, Noor Diana and Zamri Tan, Nurul Zakiah (2010) The development of a new STEP-NC code generator (GEN-MILL). International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 24 (2). pp. 1-9. ISSN 0951-192X


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The early KC machines and the current C:NC utilise the same standard programming of G&M codes formalised as the IS0 6893 standard to machine parts with complex shape in a precise manner. However, the G&M code contains implicit technical information and does not meet the requirements of modern NC technology as it uses low level codes to describe tool movements and instructions. Literature shows that the current CNC is difficult to manage, modify and verify NC data easily. IS0 14649 referred to as STEP-NC is the result of an international effort to achieve full interoperability and bi-directional information exchange throughout the manufacturing network. STEP-NC: has been designed in such a way that information remains in its context and without reducing to primitive instructions such as G&M code. This research will explore IS0 6983 (G&M code) together with IS0 14649 (STEP-NC) and utilise STEP-NC in overcoming the problems of G&M code and at the same time take advantage of current advances in computing and controllers. A new STEP-NC code generator (<;EN-MILL) which focuses on the milling process that is able to generate STEP-NC codes based on Example 1 in IS0 14649 I'art 11 was developed. The advantages of the proposed STEP-NC code generator (GEK-MILL) program was verified and evaluated by comparing the output generated by the software with IS0 14649 Physical File for Example 1. The STEP-N'C code generator (GEN-MILL) can understand and generate STEP-NC codes through a STEP-NC compliant interface and will give industries and academicians more in-depth understanding and confidence to switch from G&M code to STEP-NC.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:STEP-NC; G&M code; ISO 14649; ISO 6983; CNC; NC
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ1040-1119 Machinery exclusive of prime movers
Divisions:Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
ID Code:7935
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:11 May 2016 17:41
Last Modified:11 May 2016 17:41

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