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Mitsubishi Electric Develops Ultra-High Resolution 3D Shape Representation Technology
By: Business Wire
Feb. 12, 2013 12:00 AM
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today it has developed ultra-high resolution 3D shape representation technology for numerically controlled (NC) machine tools. The technology displays detailed shapes of machined surfaces down to a resolution of 1 micrometer (um) in a 3D machining simulation, which machine operators can use to evaluate surface textures without trial cutting through a high quality machining process.
1. Ultra-high-resolution reproduction of processing
2. Highly manageable ultra-high-resolution 3D simulation data
The 3D representation of multi-ADF proprietary technology developed recently by Mitsubishi Electric uses less than 1% of the storage capacity required by conventional, high-resolution geometric model resolutions at the 1 micron level. Multi-ADF represents 3D shapes with a set of tiny cubes each with refined descriptions of multiple surfaces on them. This technology makes it possible to display dents and scratches on machined surfaces down to a resolution of one micrometer using fewer cubes, allowing high-speed simulations that require little memory.
In recent years, the mold processing sector has pursued ways to reduce
time by using high-precision, high-quality machining methods that do not
require polishing. Further, direct processing is being used increasingly
instead of die-mold production, which has raised the demand for
high-quality finishing by cutting.
About Mitsubishi Electric
With over 90 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality
products, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) is a recognized
world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and
electronic equipment used in information processing and communications,
space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics,
industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment.
Embracing the spirit of its corporate statement, Changes for the Better,
and its environmental statement, Eco Changes, Mitsubishi Electric
endeavors to be a global, leading green company, enriching society with
technology. The company recorded consolidated group sales of 3,639.4
billion yen (US$ 44.4 billion*) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012.
For more information visit http://www.MitsubishiElectric.com
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