A Minimal Input Computer Aided Manufacturing Program for Personal Computers

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by Dinesh Dhamija, Ohio Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: University Programs in Computer-Aided Engineering, Design, and Manufacturing

Abstract: The author presents here an algorithm developed in Pascal for an integrated two and a half dimensional CAD/CAM system. The geometry and the tool paths are defined simultaneously, thereby eliminating the need for a CAD, and a CAM program. The algorithm allows the user to generate pseudo geometry on the screen. The order in which the entities are drawn is the order in which they will be machined. The pseudo geometry is actually the tool path. The algorithm is totally interactive, with a graphical interface, minimizing the use of the keyboard.

Subject Headings: Geometrics | Computer aided operations | Algorithms | Equipment and machinery | Graphic methods | Manufacturing |

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