International Journal of Production Research volume 57, issue 17, P5478-5498 2018 DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2018.1530468 View full text
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Nikolaos A. Fountas, Nikolaos M. Vaxevanidis, Constantinos I. Stergiou, Redha Benhadj-Djilali

Abstract: Global optimization for manufacturing problems is mandatory for obtaining versatile benefits to facilitate modern industry. This paper deals with an original approach of globally optimizing tool paths to CNC-machine sculptured surfaces. The approach entails the development of a fully automated manufacturing software interface integrated by a non-conventional genetic/evolutionary algorithm to enable intelligent machining. These attributes have been built using already existing practical machining modelling tool…

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