The adoption of STEP-NC for the manufacture of asymmetric rotational components
journal contributionposted on 30.07.2009, 13:47 by Roberto S.U. Rosso Jr, Stephen T. Newman, Shahin Rahimifard
This paper reports ongoing research on the use of the evolving ISO 14649 standard, informally termed STEP-NC, which represents a new data model for the next generation of computer numerical controllers. The paper presents the major challenges in implementing STEPcompliant CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/manufacture) systems for manufacturing asymmetric rotational parts. It also discusses the need for a new ISO 14649 schema specific for asymmetric rotational parts and outlines a feasible solution to use the ISO 14649 data model for turn/mill machining.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering