Geometry design model of a precise form-milling cutter based on the machining characteristics
Abstract This paper presents a new approach to design a form milling cutter for precisely obtaining the complex free-form surfaces. In this study, the intersection point of the rake surface, helix flute and clearance flank is appropriately defined due to its significant role in the design and grinding performance. The angle-solid-block analysis is developed to establish the new cutter geometry model. Hence, a new form-milling cutter satisfying the requirements of machining characteristics of workpiece can be designed. In addition, the cutter geometric model can be adopted to map out the measuring strategy with minimum measured points to attain the exact geometric feature of cutter.