A dynamic feature information model for integrated manufacturing planning and optimization

Yingguang Li*, Xu Liu, James X. Gao, Paul G. Maropoulos

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This paper presents a new, dynamic feature representation method for high value parts consisting of complex and intersecting features. The method first extracts features from the CAD model of a complex part. Then the dynamic status of each feature is established between various operations to be carried out during the whole manufacturing process. Each manufacturing and verification operation can be planned and optimized using the real conditions of a feature, thus enhancing accuracy, traceability and process control. The dynamic feature representation is complementary to the design models used as underlining basis in current CAD/CAM and decision support systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-170
Number of pages4
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The results presented in this paper are generated from the projects funded by National Science and Technology Major Project of China ( 2012ZX04010041 ), National Natural Science Foundation Project of China ( 50905087 ) and Aeronautical Science Foundation of China ( 2010ZE52057 ).


  • Computer aided design (CAD)
  • Feature
  • Integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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