WIT Press


Curve Fitting With Arc Splines For NC Toolpath Generation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/LAMDAMAP030141

Volume

44

Pages

8

Published

2003

Size

221 kb

Author(s)

S. Li, Y. Dai & M. Zhang

Abstract

Arc splines are important in automatically controlled complex curve cutting process. However, the problem of how to determine the parameter of arcs according to desired curve fitting accuracy has not been completely solved. This paper presents a new algorithm for finding arbitrarily close bi-arc splines. It is based on research on the characteristics of spiral curves. The algorithm has several features: (1) The curve fitting error can be calculated by a simple formula; (2) Number of segments can be predicted before curve fitting; (3) Compared with other methods, it is relatively simple and has a high computation efficiency. 1 Introduction Many algorithms for approximately representing data by a Go curve made of straight-line segments have been published, because most modem CNC machine tools are capabl

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