This technical note reports the feature recognition test results using three systems: IF 2, F-Rex and FBMach. Hint-based reasoning extends the portions of an object's boundary that are associated with a machining feature so as to create a material removal volume. Portions of the feature that are missing because of spatial intersections with others are reconstructed. Recognized features also provide useful information about accessibility and other machinability constraints.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work done by the first author was supported in part by SEOK CHUN Research Fund, Sung Kyun Kwan University, 1997.
William Regli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Drexel University. He has previously been visiting research faculty at Carnegie Mellon University (1997) and a National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associate at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (1996–97). During his tenure at NIST, Dr Regli was involved in numerous programs bridging academia, industry, and government; he was the chair of industry-university workshops, including those on process planning and network-enabled design and manufacturing. Dr Regli's research interests include solid modeling, artificial intelligence, integration of distributed manufacturing systems, Internet technology, and computer-integrated design and manufacturing. He is the recipient of a 1998 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the University of Maryland Institute for Systems Research Outstanding Graduate Student Award (1994–95), NIST Special Service Award (1995), General Electric Corporation Teaching Incentive Grant (1994–95), among other awards. He is a member of ACM, ASME, IEEE, AAAI, and Sigma Xi and on the editorial board of the journal IEEE Internet Computing. Dr Regli has authored or co-authored more than 40 technical publications.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering