Concept of a design support system for form comparison

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Research into the influence of machine- and tool-elasticity on the accuracy of formed components requires that the component form is analysed using FEM and measured, perhaps on a co-ordinate measuring machine (CMM), for comparison with the specifications of the component; this comparison would enable the definition of form-errors of the component. A solid modelling strategy, which enables the assessment of manufacturing features of a component within the design cycle, is proposed for nett-shape manufacturing. The approach is supported by an error-evaluation methodology which enables the comparison of the model of the component and the form generated by FE simulation and form-measurement. The integration of the design and assessment is enhanced by the use of an integrated information model which is created by feature extraction and attribute manipulation of solid models.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-255
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • nett-forging
  • forming error
  • error analysis
  • solid modelling
  • design engineering
  • engineering design


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