A relation-based product model suited for integrating design and manufacturing

A.J. Net, van der, W.A.H. de Vries, F.L.M. Delbressine, A.C.H. van der Wolf

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In this paper a model of the design process is proposed, based on manufacturable design transformations. The product model enables manufacturability checking while designing. The model is based on relations between geometrical entities, with a tolerance model as an inseparable part. When performing for instance assembly analysis, creating numerical code for a machining centre, or command code for a Co-ordinate Measuring Machine, the product description is interpreted for implications in those specific applications. The authors demonstrate a method to reason with tolerances in several stages in design and manufacturing. A typical example is used to illustrate the method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-164
JournalCIRP Annals : Manufacturing Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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