Parametric Modeling of Part Family Machining Process Plans From Independently Generated Product Data Sets

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Zhengdong Huang

School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P. R. China Tel: 86-27-87543973

Derek Yip-Hoi

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada Tel: (604) 822-5271

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 3(3), 231-242 (Sep 16, 2003) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1602489 History: Received September 01, 2002; Revised July 01, 2003; Online September 16, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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The example of part’s PR-graph representation
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The procedure of matching and merging for n parts
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Parameterization forms for different types of attributes
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Search tree for graph matching
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Implementation flowchart
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The system user interface
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Setup configurations for part family example PF
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Example of a unified parametric machining feature




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