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DFX via the Internet
Author(s): Rick Wagner; Giuseppe Castanotto; Kenneth A. Goldberg
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Paper Abstract

The Internet offers tremendous potential for rapid development of mechanical products to meet global competition. In the past several years, a number of geometric algorithms have been developed to evaluate manufacturing properties such as feedability, fixturability, assemblability, etc. This class of algorithms is sometimes termed `DFX: Design for X'. One problem is that most of these algorithms are tailored to a particular CAD system and format and so have not been widely tested by industry. the World Wide Web may offer a solution: its simple interface language may become a de facto standard for the exchange of geometric data. In this preliminary paper we describe one model for remote analysis of CAD models that we believe holds promise for use in industry (e.g. during the design cycle) and in research (e.g. to encourage verification of results).

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1995
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2596, Modeling, Simulation, and Control Technologies for Manufacturing, (21 November 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227217
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Rick Wagner, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Giuseppe Castanotto, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Kenneth A. Goldberg, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2596:
Modeling, Simulation, and Control Technologies for Manufacturing
Ronald Lumia, Editor(s)

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