Graphical Method in CATIA for Side Mill Tool Profiling Using the Generating Relative Trajectories

  • Virgil Teodor
  • Florin SusacEmail author
  • Nicusor Baroiu
  • Viorel Păunoiu
  • Nicolae Oancea
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


A new graphical solution is proposed, for profiling the side mill which generates a cylindrical helical surface with constant pitch. The method uses a specific complementary theorem: the generating trajectories theorem. This is a new express form of the theorems of surface generation. A graphical solution is presented. This solution is developed in the CATIA design environment. Examples of this new method application are presented, for profiling side mill tools which generate cylindrical helical surfaces with constant pitch used in industry.


Slide mill profiling CATIA Generating relative trajectories Helical surface 



This work was supported by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, CNCS–UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-0031.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Virgil Teodor
    • 1
  • Florin Susac
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nicusor Baroiu
    • 1
  • Viorel Păunoiu
    • 1
  • Nicolae Oancea
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Manufacturing EngineeringUniversity of GalatiGalatiRomania

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