Building a virtual machine tool in a standard PLM platform

  • Carlos Augusto Sanchez Gomez
  • Luis Edison Gil Castiblanco
  • Jose Manuel Arroyo Osorio
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Abstract

Building a virtual machine tool model not only is advantageous for collision prevention and process planning in machining manufacturing operations, but also is a didactic resource for training users about operating physical machine tools. A generic procedure for developing a numerically controlled virtual machine tool in a standard PLM (product lifecycle management) platform is given. The procedure was applied to model the Hartford SMC5 machining center using the software Siemens NX 9. The first step in the process simplifies the machining center into a hierarchy of components using kinematic chains; the second step assigns information regarding motion to each machine component; the final step controls the movements of the machine components by means of a virtual controller and a postprocessor. Once complete, a validation procedure of the model is provided by modeling, simulating, and executing the manufacturing process of a selected workpiece with complex surfaces.

Keywords

Virtual machine tools Machining simulation Commercial PLM systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Augusto Sanchez Gomez
    • 1
  • Luis Edison Gil Castiblanco
    • 1
  • Jose Manuel Arroyo Osorio
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Nacional de ColombiaBogotáColombia

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