Developing a Feature-Based System for Automated Machining Feature Recognition (ISO 10303 AP 224) of Prismatic Components
Manufacturing is one of the main source of income for a developing country, like Malaysia. Start from the beginning of need in the market, a new concept of product is created. From the initial idea based on a need, this idea is hard to be understood if not presented in any form of drawing or prototype. So, computer-aided design (CAD) has the greatest role in helping to visualise the initial concept of a design with presenting the idea in a graphical view. However, this type of data cannot be used directly for the manufacturing process and normally intervention of human effort is needed to define all the manufacturing features from the component drawing again. This work is laborious if not assisted by computer technology. As a result, this paper aims to design a system and database which has the ability to extract geometrical features from drawings and identify all the manufacturing features which is useful for manufacturing process. This project takes a neutral drawing format, ISO 10303-203, as the input of the system. Then, a mechanism which consists of manufacturing feature extraction and feature recognition will be implemented and lastly, a new form of manufacturing feature-based data, ISO 10303-224 will be acquired for the subsequent manufacturing process.
C. W. Keong and Y. Yusof, "Developing a Feature-Based System for Automated Machining Feature Recognition (ISO 10303 AP 224) of Prismatic Components", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 229-231, pp. 2375-2379, 2012