Development of a method to recognize punch shapes for progressive dies

H. M.A. Hussein, F. Wang, J. Abu Qudeiri

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A generic method for automatic shape recognition on two-dimensional contours, particularly used for recognizing punch shapes for progressive dies, is presented in this article. In this work, shapes of two-dimensional contours are defined by shape templates using a sequence of symbols, lists, and numbers, and their definitions are stored in a specially designed database for the minimum number of shape definitions to be retrieved during shape recognition for optimal computational efficiency. When a contour is input from a computer-aided design system for shape recognition, the computer-aided design data are translated into shape components and input to the shape recognition device. Upon successful recognition of a shape, the shape code will be composed and its dimensional values will be extracted. Standard or special punch purchase code may be created automatically through this method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)963-972
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Punch shape
  • shape modeling
  • shape recognition
  • two-dimensional contour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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