For a toroid-shaped end-milling cutter to have multi-structure features of tooth offset center and introversion of bottom edge, this article proposes a generalized parametric modeling method of the bottom edge, including a straight edge segment and a circular arc edge segment. And based on the parametric model, this article also deduces the corresponding tool path for grinding of the bottom edge’s rake and flank faces. The parametric modeling method is based on the geometric analytic equations while the grinding method is driven by the proposed parametric model and the parameters of rake and flank faces. The two methods can be applied to a bottom edge of a cutter with multi-structure features to guarantee G1 continuity at the two joints for connecting a circular arc edge with a straight edge and a conical helix edge, respectively. In order to verify the accuracy of proposed methods, experiments were carried out. The modeling and grinding experimental results verified the accuracy and utility of the methods.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture|
|Early online date||29 Jun 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2019|