If-then rules for selection the die-set for sheet metal punching and blanking dies

H. M.A. Hussein, J. Abu Qudeiri, U. Umer, R. K. Abdel-Magied

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Abstract

Die-set is an essential tool accessory in sheet metal punching and blanking. The selection of the die-set represents an important activity in the die design operation. Time and money consumed in this operation could be saved by using an automated selection system for die-set components. This paper discusses an intelligent die-set selection system using the AutoCAD platform. The developed system is able to work as either standalone or connected with any die design CAD system by using the well-known AutoCAD programming tools. The proposed system is built using IF-THEN rules approach. The system code is developed using AutoCAD with Visual Basic. A data-base of Nasr Automotive Company (NASCO) for die-set was considered, from which suitable size of die-set was selected automatically. The proposed system could reduce the consumed time in the tool room department from hours to minutes and could reduce effort and cost as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModern Technologies for Engineering, Applied Mechanics and Material Science
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages208-213
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783038351580
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology, ICMST 2014 - Sarawak, Malaysia
Duration: Jun 7 2014Jun 8 2014

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume980
ISSN (Print)1022-6680
ISSN (Electronic)1662-8985

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology, ICMST 2014
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CitySarawak
Period6/7/146/8/14

Keywords

  • Blanking die
  • Computer aided selection
  • Die-set
  • If-then rules
  • Punching die
  • VBA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering

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