Development of Direction-Parallel Strategy for Shorting A Tool Path in The Triangular Pocket Machining

Mochammad Chaeron, Budi Saputro Wahyuaji, Apriani Soepardi



The machining strategy is one of the parameters which practically influences the time of the different manufacturing geometric forms. The machining time directly relates to the machining efficiency of the tool paths. In area milling machining, there are two main types of tool path strategies: a direction-parallel milling and contour-parallel milling. Then direction-parallel milling is simple compared with a contour-parallel strategy. This paper proposes a new model of the direction-parallel machining strategy for triangular pockets to reduce the tool path length. The authors develop an analytical model by appending additional the tool path segments to the basis tool path for cutting un-machined area or scallops, which remained along the boundary. To validate its results, the researchers have compared them to the existing model found in the literature. For illustrating the computation of this model, the study includes two numerical examples. The results show that the proposed analytic direction-parallel model can reduce the total length of machining. Thus, it can take a shorter time for milling machining.


analytical model; direction parallel; milling; tool path; triangular pocket machining; zigzag strategy

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