A feature based approach to press tool manufacturing
UNSPECIFIED (1997) A feature based approach to press tool manufacturing. In: 2nd National Conference on Developments in Rapid Prototyping and Tooling, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COLL, HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND, NOV 18-19, 1996. Published in: SECOND NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENTS IN RAPID PROTOTYPING AND TOOLING pp. 53-63.Full text not available from this repository.
Within the press tool manufacturing environment, design and manufacturing are represented by an array of 'ad-hoc' principles, concepts and processes. The objective of this paper is to propose a modelling approach for tooling based upon features, for representing the information of design and its associated downstream processes in a flexible and extendible manner. These features will provide not only a geometrical view, but also a semantic meaning and method of presenting dimension and tolerance information to downstream processes. The paper will outline inadequacies of the geometrical design approaches, that have limited scope for process integration of design and downstream functions associated with the press tool environment. A solution in terms of a feature based approach will be presented, that is being assessed at Warwick Manufacturing Group at University of Warwick for representing downstream information in a compact and design representable manner.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery|
|Journal or Publication Title:||SECOND NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENTS IN RAPID PROTOTYPING AND TOOLING|
|Publisher:||MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PUBL|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 53-63|
|Title of Event:||2nd National Conference on Developments in Rapid Prototyping and Tooling|
|Location of Event:||BUCKINGHAMSHIRE COLL, HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||NOV 18-19, 1996|
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