A Design of New Product Database System for Supporting Step-Compliant Total Integration Applications

Journal of Advanced Research in Applied Mechanics
Volume 57, No. 1, January 2020, Pages 1-13

Chen Wong Keong1, Yusri Yusof2,*

1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic Mukah 96400 Mukah, Sarawak, Malaysia
2 Department of Manufacturing and Industry Engineering Faculty Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia Parit Raja, Johor, 86400, Malaysia
*Corresponding author: yusri@uthm.edu.my

KEYWORDS

Feature extraction; automated machining feature recognition; database system

ABSTRACT

Computer technology has become a very important element in an advanced manufacturing system. The good and systematic data model for the exchange of manufacturing information between different stages of development of product life cycle is paramount to ensure the product is manufactured and delivered to the market successfully. As a result, ISO 10303, an international standard, or well known as Standard for Exchange of Product Model Data (STEP) is not just for providing a neutral data format within the heterogenous CAD systems, its functionality has extended to the whole life cycle of product. STEP Part 21 is the first implementation method from EXPRESS modelling language and implemented successfully as neutral product data to integrate heterogeneous CAD platform. However, this CAD STEP Part21 text file is hardly to be applied in manufacturing processes since it consists of purely geometrical and topological data. In this research, an nonprocedural approach is presented to translate the EXPRESS language model of STEP CAD data into a new product database system model. A new nonprocedural approach of data enrichment and automated machining feature recognition is proposed and implemented on this newly developed product database system and provide a solution for the interrelated tasks of automated machining feature recognition: (1) extraction of geometrical feature from STEP CAD model data of the part (2) formation of part representation suitable for form feature identification (3) matching of form features. This paper proves the validity of this newly developed product database system by translating STEP Part21 file from a commercial CAD system to database system format, data enrichment, performing automated machining feature recognition and lastly generating STEP standard data according to AP224 for supporting STEP based process planning and manufacturing applications.

CITE THIS ARTICLE

MLA
Chen, Wong Keong, et al. “A Design of New Product Database System for Supporting Step-Compliant Total Integration Applications.” Journal of Advanced Research in Applied Mechanics 57.1 (2019): 1-13.

APA
Chen, W. K., & Yusri, Y.(2019). A Design of New Product Database System for Supporting Step-Compliant Total Integration Applications. Journal of Advanced Research in Applied Mechanics, 57(1), 1-13.

Chicago
Chen Wong Keong, and Yusri Yusof.”A Design of New Product Database System for Supporting Step-Compliant Total Integration Applications.” Journal of Advanced Research in Applied Mechanics. 57, no. 1 (2019): 1-13.

Harvard
Chen, W.K., and Yusri, Y., 2019. A Design of New Product Database System for Supporting Step-Compliant Total Integration Applications. Journal of Advanced Research in Applied Mechanics 57(1), pp. 1-13.

Vancouver
Chen WK, Yusri Y. A Design of New Product Database System for Supporting Step-Compliant Total Integration Applications. Journal of Advanced Research in Applied Mechanics. 2019;57(1): 1-13.

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