Function driven object-oriented (FUDOO) methodology for design and reconfiguration of reconfigurable bending press tools (RBPTs)

Norman Gwangwava, Khumbulani Mpofu, Nkgatho Tlale, Yan Yu

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Abstract

Reconfiguration enables machine tools to be quickly ramped up for new configurations in order to meet dynamic, unprecedented and changing customer requirements. The main enabler of a machine tool's reconfigurability is a modular design approach. The technique has been widely applied in material removal (machining) processes but little effort has been dedicated towards the design of reconfigurable bending press tools (RBPTs). The paper fully explains a function-driven object oriented (FUDOO) methodology for the design and reconfiguration of RBPTs. The complete method aims to optimize initial design of RBPTs, followed by subsequent design of RPBT modules which will be stored in a library module, and finally achieving full-automatic reconfiguration of the RBPTs. The methodology can be implemented on a virtual reality platform as a design support system to help machine designers and also as a crucial tool for use in a typical sheet metal bending environment to efficiently achieve reconfiguration in order to meet new customer requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Engineering and Applied Science, EAS 2012
Pages327-334
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012
EventIASTED International Conference on Engineering and Applied Science, EAS 2012 - Colombo, Sri Lanka
Duration: Dec 27 2012Dec 29 2012

Other

OtherIASTED International Conference on Engineering and Applied Science, EAS 2012
CountrySri Lanka
CityColombo
Period12/27/1212/29/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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    Gwangwava, N., Mpofu, K., Tlale, N., & Yu, Y. (2012). Function driven object-oriented (FUDOO) methodology for design and reconfiguration of reconfigurable bending press tools (RBPTs). In Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Engineering and Applied Science, EAS 2012 (pp. 327-334) https://doi.org/10.2316/P.2012.785-095