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Title: Methods and systems for generating a continuous helical tool path for parts having multiple central axes

Abstract

A computer-implemented method for generating a continuous helical tool path for forming a part having a plurality of central axes is provided. The method includes performing a tool path algorithm modeling and a tool path algorithm execution using a computer system. The tool path algorithm modeling includes defining a starting point location within a computer-generated three-dimensional part geometry model, defining a vector, defining a helix, defining a sweeping surface three-dimensional geometry element, and generating an intersection curve from tracing a continuous curved line of an intersection between the sweeping surface geometry element and the part geometry model. The tool path algorithm execution includes defining data for a forming tool stylus, selecting the intersection curve as a guiding element for the forming tool stylus, and generating the continuous helical tool path for the forming tool stylus. The continuous helical tool path includes a forming tool stylus centerline path in graphical space.

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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The Boeing Company, Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531394
Patent Number(s):
10,162,330
Application Number:
15/334,277
Assignee:
The Boeing Company (Chicago, IL)
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0005764
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016-10-25
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Peters, Justin L. Methods and systems for generating a continuous helical tool path for parts having multiple central axes. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Peters, Justin L. Methods and systems for generating a continuous helical tool path for parts having multiple central axes. United States.
Peters, Justin L. Tue . "Methods and systems for generating a continuous helical tool path for parts having multiple central axes". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531394.
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abstractNote = {A computer-implemented method for generating a continuous helical tool path for forming a part having a plurality of central axes is provided. The method includes performing a tool path algorithm modeling and a tool path algorithm execution using a computer system. The tool path algorithm modeling includes defining a starting point location within a computer-generated three-dimensional part geometry model, defining a vector, defining a helix, defining a sweeping surface three-dimensional geometry element, and generating an intersection curve from tracing a continuous curved line of an intersection between the sweeping surface geometry element and the part geometry model. The tool path algorithm execution includes defining data for a forming tool stylus, selecting the intersection curve as a guiding element for the forming tool stylus, and generating the continuous helical tool path for the forming tool stylus. The continuous helical tool path includes a forming tool stylus centerline path in graphical space.},
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Formed sheet metal composite tooling
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