Tool path generation to protect soft tissue with multi-axis milling machine

Taiga Nakano, Naohiko Sugita, Yoshikazu Nakajima, Takeharu Kato, Kazuo Fujiwara, Nobuhiro Abe, Toshifumi Ozaki, Masahiko Suzuki, Mamoru Mitsuishi

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Abstract

Tool interference causes damage to surrounding soft tissue in minimally invasive orthopedic surgery with a milling robot. The objective of this study is to avoid the collision of cutting tool with complicated shapes, and a novel approach of interference-free tool path generation is proposed: intraoperative modeling of tissues and interference-free tool path generation. A model is constructed by using a 3-dimensional optical position sensor. Based on the model, interference-free tool path is immediately determined by preliminary definition of evacuating direction. The effectiveness of the proposed method is evaluated with artificial models on the system that we have developed so far.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
Event5th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2009 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: Dec 2 2009Dec 4 2009

Other

Other5th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2009
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period12/2/0912/4/09

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Keywords

  • Bone cutting
  • Interference-free
  • Multi-axis milling machine
  • Tool path generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Nakano, T., Sugita, N., Nakajima, Y., Kato, T., Fujiwara, K., Abe, N., Ozaki, T., Suzuki, M., & Mitsuishi, M. (2009). Tool path generation to protect soft tissue with multi-axis milling machine. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2009, Osaka, Japan.