Adequacy of machining features for describing machining jobs

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In machining, a piece of material called the raw stock is subjected to a succession of cuts until it reaches the finished state. In feature-based machining, the cuts made are classified as machining features. Several attempts have been made by researchers to define a set of machining features. The set of features defined by ISO 10303-224 is the only independent one outside commercial CAD packages. Expert Machinist, a module in the Pro/Engineer suite defines another such set. However, their adequacy to define each product shape has not been investigated. This present paper studies the machining features (three-axis milling machining features) defined by Expert Machinist to investigate adequacy of the set for describing every product shape. A heuristic approach has been taken by studying 62 components with differing complexities. The results show that the features indeed were adequate to define this relatively small sample of components.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-229
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Feature mapping
  • Feature recognition
  • Feature-based design
  • ISO 10303-224
  • Machining features

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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