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Integrated CAD/CAM/CNC system based on STEP-NC and intelligent manufacturing
Author(s): Juan Du; Xitian Tian; Zhenming Zhang; Jianxin Xu; Mingquan Zhu
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Paper Abstract

In order to realize bi-direction exchange of information and knowledge sharing between CAD/CAM systems and CNC machines, a method of information integration was proposed based on process data model and STEP-NC neutral file. A frame of integrated CAD/CAM/CNC systems was established, and the key integration techniques including process data modeling based on XML form and automatic feature recognition were studied. Since the STEP-NC based CNC (STEP- CNC) system can undertake various intelligent functions that cannot be performed by the conventional CNC based on ISO 6983, the intelligent manufacturing functions of STEP- CNC system was also discussed. The presented methodology combining with the modern net and communication technologies provides an effective means for developing intelligent, integrated manufacturing systems for the 21 century.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6040, ICMIT 2005: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials, 60400J (21 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664159
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Juan Du, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)
Taiyuan Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Xitian Tian, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)
Zhenming Zhang, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)
Jianxin Xu, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)
Mingquan Zhu, Northwestern Polytechnical Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6040:
ICMIT 2005: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials
Yunlong Wei; Kil To Chong; Takayuki Takahashi; Shengping Liu; Zushu Li; Zhongwei Jiang; Jin Young Choi, Editor(s)

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