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AMPS-An Automated Modular Process Planning System

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Kenneth Castelino, V. Sundararajan, Roshan D’Souza, Balaji Kannan, Paul. K. Wright

Mechanical Engineering Dept., University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 4(3), 235-241 (Sep 07, 2004) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1710866 History: Received March 01, 2003; Revised February 01, 2004; Online September 07, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Architecture of the pipeline
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(a) A part and two viewing directions, (b) Stock, (c,d) Feature trees in two directions, (e) Two possible FBM’s
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(a) Original Feature, (b) Decomposed features for 0.5, 0.25, 0.125 tools
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Covering inter sub-feature boundaries by sub-feature extension
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(a) Sample part and (b) the feature hierarchy
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(a) Toolpath cells (b) Constraints between toolpath cells due to the feature hierarchy
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Contour parallel toolpaths for different tools
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Connected toolpaths for a tool for the setup
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(a) Original part, (b) Setups, (c) Toolpaths
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Improving the graph solution. (a) Sample part, (b) ‘Raw’ initial solution, (c) Improved optimal solution.

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