Issue No. 01 - January/February (2007 vol. 27)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCG.2007.23
Masatomo Inui , Ibaraki University
Atsushi Ohta , Mazda Motor Corporation
The authors present a GPU-based method for generating and verifying cutter paths for numerically controlled milling. A CAM system based on this technology is now employed in production at Mazda Motor Corporation for manufacturing stamping dies. This system can compute cutter paths more than 20 times faster than previous methods.
GPU, CAD/CAM, numerically controlled milling, solid modeling, Minkowski sum, Boolean operation
M. Inui and A. Ohta, "Using a GPU to Accelerate Die and Mold Fabrication," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 27, no. , pp. 82-88, 2007.