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A web-based collaborative design advisory system for micro-product design assessment

Dai, Xiaojun and Qin, Yi and Juster, Neal (2007) A web-based collaborative design advisory system for micro-product design assessment. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 10-12. pp. 220-224. ISSN 1660-9336

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Abstract

A web-based collaborative design advisory system for designing micro products is being developed, which is based on use of both knowledge and rules. The system is aimed at helping designers to assess/optimise the design of micro products to be manufactured with micro-forming. The Microsoft C# programming language, ASP.Net technique and Microsoft Access database system have been used to develop this system. The system is composed of various assessment modules such as product geometry features, forming processes, materials, machines, tools and cost assessment modules. Clients can use/browse the user interface of the integrated system through the internet to import a CAD design model and define design parameters. The system is not only able to assess the client’s design but also to generate preliminary process plans for the selected micro-forming processes. A micro-pin design is used as an example to test the capability of the 1st prototype system. With such a system, some advantages such as increasing the design efficiency in the web-based collaborative design environment have been identified.

Item type: Article
ID code: 30668
Keywords: web-based, design advisory system , micro product design, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Engineering(all)
Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 06 May 2011 14:40
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 08:30
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/30668

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