Methods and systems for generating a continuous helical tool path for parts having multiple central axes
Abstract
A computerimplemented 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 computergenerated threedimensional part geometry model, defining a vector, defining a helix, defining a sweeping surface threedimensional 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.
 Inventors:
 Issue Date:
 Research Org.:
 The Boeing Company, Chicago, IL (United States)
 Sponsoring Org.:
 USDOE
 OSTI Identifier:
 1531394
 Patent Number(s):
 10162330
 Application Number:
 15/334,277
 Assignee:
 The Boeing Company (Chicago, IL)
 Patent Classifications (CPCs):

G  PHYSICS G05  CONTROLLING G05B  CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL
 DOE Contract Number:
 EE0005764
 Resource Type:
 Patent
 Resource Relation:
 Patent File Date: 20161025
 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.
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