Framework for sheet metal part design and manufacturing assessment

Tung Ting Yu, Yuh-Min Chen, R. Allen Miller, Gary L. Kinzel, Taylan Altan

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Abstract

In this paper, the framework for a sheet metal part design and manufacturing assessment environment is presented. Based on an investigation of the characteristics of sheet metal part design, form feature methodology is employed to facilitate design and provide information for assessment. The tasks, rules, and the significant items for manufacturing assessment are identified and formalized into a knowledge base with object-oriented techniques. The knowledge base is used for design assessment including evaluation for compatibility with press-working processes, modification of preliminary designs into better ones given cost considerations, and evaluation to avoid defects and failures. To support on-line design evaluations, a part model is constructed by extracting the required feature and connectivity data from a CAD database. The research is concentrated on box-type sheet metal parts primarily made by cutting (e.g., shearing, blanking, punching, etc.), bending, flanging, and local stretching. These parts are produced by both stampers and fabricators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers in Engineering, Proceedings of the International Computers in Engineering Conference and Exhibit
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages53-60
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0791809358
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 1992 ASME International Computers in Engineering Conference and Exposition - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 1992 Aug 21992 Aug 6

Publication series

NameComputers in Engineering, Proceedings of the International Computers in Engineering Conference and Exhibit
Volume1

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1992 ASME International Computers in Engineering Conference and Exposition
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period92-08-0292-08-06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Yu, T. T., Chen, Y-M., Miller, R. A., Kinzel, G. L., & Altan, T. (1992). Framework for sheet metal part design and manufacturing assessment. In Computers in Engineering, Proceedings of the International Computers in Engineering Conference and Exhibit (pp. 53-60). (Computers in Engineering, Proceedings of the International Computers in Engineering Conference and Exhibit; Vol. 1). Publ by ASME.