Tool path generation for chamfering drill holes of a pipe with constant width

Takato Sato, Youichi Sato, Takashi Maekawa*

*Corresponding author for this work

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When drilling circular holes into metal circular pipes, burr is generated at the hole entrance as well as at the hole exit. The burrs generated at the edge curves associated with the outer and inner pipe surfaces must be removed by constant chamfering. Geometrically, the two edge curves can be defined as cylinder-to-pipe intersection curves. In this paper, we employ differential geometric properties of the surface-to-surface intersection curves in order to generate an interference-free tool path with constant chamfering for a ball-end cutter. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our method by conducting experiments with physical pipe models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-35
Number of pages10
JournalCAD Computer Aided Design
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sept 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Constant chamfering
  • Cutter interference
  • Differential geometry
  • Intersection curve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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