Computer-integrated manufacturing system for tube bending

Ding, Guofu, Jiang, Lei, Qin, Sheng-feng, Zhu, Shaowei and Ma, Shuwen (2012) Computer-integrated manufacturing system for tube bending. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 25 (11). pp. 1059-1068. ISSN 0951-192X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0951192X.2012.684710

Abstract

This paper presents a distributed and integrated manufacturing system for tube bending. It can support a Client/Server based local network and serial communications. It can also integrate tube design, process planning, virtual and physical manufacturing around the core of engineering databases with different formats. This system solves three problems in integrated tube design and bending: (1) automatic process planning, (2) estimation of the feasibility of bending and (3) the impact of springback and extension. The industrial applications of this system show that it can decrease the cost of bending and increase the bending efficiency.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: tube bending, feasibility of bending, networking manufacturing, CIMS, springback, extension
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Northumbria Design
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2014 13:23
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2016 15:13
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/15872

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