GRAPHICS-BASED MULTI-AXIS NC PROGRAM EMULATION AND VERIFICATION

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5380
Amount: $211,218.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Microcompatibles Inc.
11443 Oak Leaf Dr, Silver Spring, MD, 20901
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 DONALD M. ESTERLING
Title: PRESIDENT
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract
A NOVEL SOLID MODELING METHOD WILL BE APPLIED TO THE PROBLEMOF THE VALIDATION OF THE INPUT PROGRAM FOR NUMERICAL CONTROLLED (NC) MACHINES. THE PROJECT WILL PROVIDE AN EFFICIENT AND ECONOMICAL MECHANISM TO GENERATE A 3D GRAPHICAL EMULATION OF NC MACHINING, PROVIDING DIMENSIONAL INFORMATION AND CHECKS FOR UNDESIRED TOOL/SPINDLE/FIXTURE/WORKPIECE COLLISIONS. MULTI-AXIS TOOL MOTIONS AND A SPECTRUM OF MILLING TOOL GEOMETRICS WILL BE ACCOMMODATED. IN ADDITION, AN AUTOMATED VERIFICATION CAPABILITY WILL BE CREATED. THESE PROGRAMS ARE FEASIBLE DUETO CERTAIN SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE PROPOSED SOLID MODEL SYSTEM, PARTICULARLY A CAPABILITY FOR VERY FAST BOOLEAN OPERATIONS.

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