Machine-part information description based on artificial intelligence
SUN Yuan, HAN Xiong-fei (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai College of Electricity & Machinery Technology, Shanghai 200240, China)
Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems (CIMS) represent trends in the development of modern manufacturing. CAD/CAPP/CAM information integration is the key technique for CIMS while the description of machine-part information using the CAD system is a main factor in the implementation of information integration. This paper illustrated the deficiencies of the existing CAD system in describing machine-part information. The modeling technique for machine-parts with specific shape, mechanical and technological properties using artificial intelligence approach based on the description of geometric information of machine-parts was discussed, which will promotes CAD/CAPP/CAM information integration.