A Graph-Based Approach for Capturing the Capability Envelope of a Machining Process

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Zhengdong Huang, Derek Yip-Hoi

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125

Ji Zhou

School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430074, P.R. China

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 125(2), 272-288 (Apr 15, 2003) (17 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1557291 History: Received July 01, 2001; Revised April 01, 2002; Online April 15, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
Topics: Machining , Design
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Integration of part design and process planning through the intersection set of design option space and process capability envelope
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A machining process and workpieces it can produce
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Workpiece P-FRG transformation for an operation
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Capability envelope of a machining process
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Features and their interactions in an operation
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Examples of guaranteeing accessibility using a P-FRG with virtual features
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Example of operation P-FRG
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Setup matching and workpiece update
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Flowchart for the setup matching procedure
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Flowchart for the workpiece update procedure
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Procedure for generation of workpiece P-FRG tree
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The P-FRG for the second operation in the example
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Capability envelope for a simple parameterized machining process



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