MAPS-1: Computer-Aided Design System for Preliminary Material and Manufacturing Process Selection

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P. P. Dargie, K. Parmeshwar, W. R. D. Wilson

Mechanical Engineering Depart., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass. 01003

J. Mech. Des 104(1), 126-136 (Jan 01, 1982) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3256302 History: Received June 01, 1980; Online November 17, 2009


A computer-aided design system for suggesting candidate manufacturing process and material combinations for a part is described. The system uses an interactively generated twelve-digit classification code to eliminate unsuitable combinations from consideration and rank the remainder. The ranking system is still under development.

Copyright © 1982 by ASME
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