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Tool path generation of contour parallel based on ant colony optimisation

Abdullah, Haslina and Ramli, Rizauddin and Abd Wahab, Dzuraidah and Abu Qudeiri, Jaber (2016) Tool path generation of contour parallel based on ant colony optimisation. Jurnal Teknologi, 78 (6-9). pp. 31-36. ISSN 21803722


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In today’s competitive market of manufacturing industry, shorter machining time is one of important factor for reducing the manufacturer’s cost. This paper presents the minimisation of machining time of computer numerical control (CNC) by eliminating the uncut region of sharp corner based on contour parallel milling method. Each uncut region at sharp corner is represented by uncut line which consists of two nodes in x and y directions. An Ant Colony Optimisation (ACO) method is used to optimize the tool path length because of its capability to find the shortest tool path length. The optimisation of tool path length based on ACO algorithm ascertained that the cutting tool remove the uncut line once and able to eliminate the uncut region in the shortest tool path length. To observe the effectiveness of the ACO performance, the simulation results are compared with the results obtained by the previous method. Finally the simulation results show the reduction of 5% machining time compared to previous method.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Contour parallel; tool path; ant colony optimisation; pocketing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2019 08:12
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 08:12
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10743
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