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Feature-based representation for manufacturing planning

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posted on 31.01.2014, 14:45 authored by Keith CaseKeith Case, Wan Abdul Rahman Jauhari Bin Wan Harun
Product models are required to support a wide range of applications but, whilst features have been used to support single applications, it is unusual to find feature representations that simultaneously fulfil the information needs of several applications. A formal structure for the representation of assembly and process planning in a feature-based design system is presented, using mating and functional relationships. Objectoriented programming techniques have been used to implement a prototype system using the ACIS solid modelling kernel. The research has demonstrated that a single feature representation can be used to support a number of activities within a computer integrated manufacturing environment.



  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


CASE, K. and WAN HARUN, W.A., 1999. Feature-based representation for manufacturing planning. IN: Hilary, M.T. and Lewis, H.J. (eds). ICPR-15 Manufacturing for a Global Market: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Conference of the International Foundation for Production Research, 9th-12th August 1999, University of Limerick. Department of Manufacturing and Operations Engineering, University of Limerick, Volume 2, pp. 1733-1736


Department of Manufacturing and Operations Engineering, University of Limerick


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