Manufacturing feature recognition toward integration with process planning

Jung Hyun Han, Inho Han, Eunseok Lee, Juneho Yi

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Process planning plays a key role by linking CAD and CAM. Its front-end is feature recognition, but feature recognition research has not been in accord with the requirements of process planning. This paper presents an effort for integrating the two activities: feature-based machining sequence generation primarily based on tool capabilities. The system recognizes only manufacturable features by consulting the tool database, and simultaneously constructs dependencies among the features. Then, the A* algorithm is used to search for an optimal machining sequence by the aid of the feature dependencies and a manufacturing cost function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-380
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Feature recognition
  • Machining sequence
  • Process planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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