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Simulation program for 4th axis CNC machining in NX CAM system

Mohamad, M. H. and M. Nafis, O. Z. (2019) Simulation program for 4th axis CNC machining in NX CAM system. International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (IJAME), 16 (3). pp. 6971-6986. ISSN 2229-8649 (Print); 2180-1606 (Online)

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Abstract

This paper presents the development of a simulation program to improve the process planning and simulation for 4th axis machining in NX CAM systems. A customised graphical user interface (GUI) was developed to enhance the simulation process planning and reduce the dependency on the user’s experience while developing the machining program in NX CAM systems. The simulation operation was recorded using a journaling tool available in NX CAM while visual basic programming was utilised to customise the code. The results indicate that the developed programs are capable of optimising the 4th axis machining simulation by reducing the processing steps and time with minimum process planning tasks.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Indexed by Scopus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Visual Basic programming (VB); computer-aided manufacturing (CAM); simulation; 4th axis machining; process planning
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs Norsaini Abdul Samat
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2019 02:44
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2019 02:44
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/26030
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