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Graphical User Interface Product Simulation For Motion Control Of Mechine Path

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



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Trends in ME Education Poster Session

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9.647.1 - 9.647.11



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Teerasak Asvahem

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Campana Claudio

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Devdas Shetty

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Session 1566

Graphical User Interface Product Simulator for Motion Control of Machine Path

Teerasak Asvahem3, Claudio Campana2, Devdas Shetty1

1. Vernon D. Roosa Professor in Manufacturing Engineering 2. Research Engineer, Mechanical Engineering 3. Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering College of Engineering, University of Hartford,West Hartford, CT 06117, USA Tel: 860 768 4615, Fax 860 768 5073


This paper examines the current status of machine tool control simulation and proposes an integrated methodology of motion control based on three dimensional real time simulator. This technique enables the development of Graphical User Interface (GUI) allowing engineers to design customized virtual instruments and test panels. The additional advantages are simulation and visual representation of the control providing flexibility for modification of the PLC motion control system. The paper also looks at the inadequacies of CNC systems and the needs in tool path verification and optimization. The major contribution of this paper is the demonstration of a system that has the ability to control a machine without conventional CNC-G Code. The key features of this method are the hardware in the loop simulation, interface with the data acquisition and control board, and reproduction of tool path simulation.


Advances in computer-aided engineering (CAE) have brought a new paradigm in the last decade so that current Computer-Aided Design systems (CAD) have the capability for sophisticated geometry and assembly of part models. The assembly can be visualized, evaluated, and modified as a whole, and its motion can be simulated. It could become a virtual evaluation tool for assessing product reliability and performance if its real time computational efficiency is improved. CAE is used in the design process to guide design decisions, saving valuable time and costs associated with redesign. These trends in engineering have converged to a new engineering concept: virtual engineering. In essence, virtual engineering is simulation-based engineering. Virtual engineering is a simulation-based method to help the designer and engineer to make decisions and establish controls. The virtual environment is a computational framework in which the geometric and physical properties of real system are accurately simulated. It includes simulation of various engineering activities, such as machining, assembly, production-

Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright  2004, American Society for Engineering Education

Asvahem, T., & Claudio, C., & Shetty, D. (2004, June), Graphical User Interface Product Simulation For Motion Control Of Mechine Path Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--13531

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