Areal Decomposition Methodology for a 5-Axis Milled Surface

Chun Chan, Karl Walton

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An optical 3D measurement system (Alicona Infinite Focus Measurement G4) has widely been used to scan a surface. This system can generate the topography of the scanned surface and calculate the surface parameters. The cutting process of using the 5-axis milling machine associated with the ball end cutting tool creates cusp marks on the surface. This study focused on decomposing the cusp marks to investigate the characteristics and parameters of the surface at different scales (cusp marks, feed marks and tool marks) by using the Alicona IFM G4 with other software. The two approaches used in this study were form removal and filtration. The result of using the form removal approach to decompose the cusp marks was a more suitable method for this study since it left all the features on the surface except the cusp marks. The filtration approach tended to filter some useful features alongside the cusp marks, which affected the calculated surface parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Manufacturing Engineering and Materials II
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering and Materials, ICMEM 2020
EditorsSergej Hloch, Dagmar Klichová, Frank Pude, Grzegorz M. Krolczyk, Somnath Chattopadhyaya
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030719562
ISBN (Print)9783030719555
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2021
Event2021 International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering and Materials - Nový Smokovec, Slovakia
Duration: 21 Jun 202125 Jun 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364


Conference2021 International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering and Materials
Abbreviated titleICMEM 2021
CityNový Smokovec


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