A special issue of International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems
Multi-axis machining is an umbrella term that covers several different machining concepts. The traditional "multi-axis" unit is a three-axis milling machine with two additional rotational axes, located either in the spindle head or on the machine table. Nowadays, however, any configurable combination of linear and rotational axes can be employed. Broader multi-axis concept includes robots and hexapod machines, which offer higher speeds, higher accelerations, and better stiffness at lower cost. Modern multi-axis complete machining refers to a machine concept that can perform both turning and five-axis milling.
This special issue invites the submission of high quality research articles related to advances in multi-axis machining and machine tool control systems.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Advanced control algorithms and strategies
- Multi-axis electrical discharge machining
- Multi-axis non-traditional machining
- Multi-axis turning/milling
- Multitask machines and machining
- Novel CNC designs for multi-axis machine tool control
- Open-architecture machine tool control systems
- Optimisation for high-performance machining
- Sensor-assisted machining
- Simulation of machining systems
- Workpiece and tool handling in multi-axis machining
Submission: 31 December 2009