Design analysis and redimensioning of prismatic parts for manufacturability.
Date of Issue2006
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
To improve the manufacturability of a design, a system modifying design dimension schemes through changing design datums and tolerance values of some dimensions via proper dimension chains is developed. This system mainly consists of four modules: a module for searching alternative design dimension chains; a module for constraint generation; a module for manufacturability evaluation, which assesses the manufacturability for derived design dimension schemes; as well as an interface. A prototype of the so-called Design Rewriting System demonstrates the proposed approach.
Nanyang Technological University