Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0007-8506(07)61182-2
Title: A Feature-Based Classification Scheme for Fixtures
Authors: Nee, A.Y.C. 
Kurnar, A.S.
Prombanpong, S. 
Puah, K.Y.
Keywords: classification
codes and coding
computer-integrated manufacturing
group technology
Jig and fixtures
Issue Date: 1992
Source: Nee, A.Y.C.,Kurnar, A.S.,Prombanpong, S.,Puah, K.Y. (1992). A Feature-Based Classification Scheme for Fixtures. CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology 41 (1) : 189-192. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0007-8506(07)61182-2
Abstract: Summary: This paper presents a feature-based classification scheme for futures using a 3D solid modeller, a feature extractor and an object-oriented expert system shell. Its intended use lies in variant fixture designs as well as its association with machining operations, machining environment, cutting tools and workpiece features. The operations begin with a solid model where machining features are extracted and grouped into setups based on machining directions and tolerance factors. A knowledge base is used to infer the operations involved and the cutting tools required for a given machining environment. Different classes and sub-classes of fixtures are identified based on setups, operations, and fixturing rules. Instead of using numerical taxonomy, the fixture is coded in feature-based symbolic representations which can be compared easily for its similarity with existing fixtures. © 1992 CIRP.
Source Title: CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/54141
ISSN: 00078506
DOI: 10.1016/S0007-8506(07)61182-2
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