The principle of Occam’s razor loosely translates to “the simplest solution is often the best”. The author of Kinematic Geometry of Surface Machining utilizes this reductionist philosophy to provide a solution to the highly inefficient process of machining sculptured parts on multi-axis NC machines. He has developed a method to quickly calculate the necessary parameters, greatly reduce trial and error, and achieve efficient machining processes by using less input information, and in turn saving a great deal of time.
This book, based on intensive research I have conducted since the late 1970s,
is my attempt to cover in one monograph the modern theory of surface generation
with a focus on kinematic geometry of surfacemachining on amultiaxis
numerical control (NC) machine. Although the orientation of this book
is toward computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aidedmanufacturing
(CAM), it is also useful for solving problems that relate to the generation of
surfaces on machine tools of conventional design (for example, gear generators,
and so forth)....