Automatic Detection of Axes for Turning Parts
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Institute of Manufacturing, Chair of Forming Technology, TU Dresden, Germany
Submission date: 2024-03-30
Final revision date: 2024-05-16
Acceptance date: 2024-05-16
Online publication date: 2024-05-22
Publication date: 2024-06-10
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Martin Erler   

Institute of Manufacturing, Chair of Forming Technology, TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany
This paper delves into a critical aspect of Computer-Aided Production Planning (CAPP): the automated detection of the main rotational axis in turning parts within Computer-Aided Drawings (CAD). The identification of the principal turning axis in CAD models presents numerous opportunities in the field of CAPP. In this study, the authors employ advanced surface segmentation techniques to analyse the surface geometry, pinpointing rotational surfaces within the CAD model. Subsequently, significant features are extracted from these identified rotational surfaces, and the necessary data for rotational centers are gathered. By fine-tuning the weighting of the data gathered, the approach can be tailored to suit various planning strategies. This approach has the potential to significantly enhance both the efficiency and accuracy of the automated production planning process for turning parts in CAPP.
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