Document Type


Date of Award

Spring 5-31-1994

Degree Name

Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering - (M.S.)


Manufacturing Engineering Division

First Advisor

Nouri Levy

Second Advisor

R. S. Sodhi

Third Advisor

MengChu Zhou


Despite the continuing improvement in computer aided design (CAD) systems and improvements in computer aided manufacturing (CAM), the process planning activity has still not been completely integrated into the CAD/CAM cycle. Particularly in sheet metal stamping industries human interpretation of CAD data is required to extract the geometry and technological information of a component. As a result most CAD systems are used as advanced drafting and drawing management tools by designers. Thus the responsibility for interpreting the design data required for extracting the manufacturing part features still resides with the process planner. Which has increase possibilities of entering errors with design data. A need, therefore, exists to develop expert system for automatic features extraction from a CAD database. An application software was developed for automatic feature extraction from conventional CAD model database to impliment feature-based design approach for the sheet metal stamping industries.

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Manufacturing Commons