||Integrated-product-model-based automatic rebarproduction
||Navon R, Rubinovitz Y, Cofller M
||A CAD/CAM system which automates the design and manufacturing ofrebars is described. The CAD-based design module of the system permits asemi-automated design alongside the conventional one. The uniqueness of thesystem resides in its ability to extract automatically the data needed formanufacturing form the graphic design database, process this data, and transfer itto the rebar manufacturing machine. Thus all the manual data manipulation stagesof traditional rebar design and production (detailing, documentation, dataextraction, etc.) are avoided. In many cases the multi-stage manual datamanipulation is a source of errors and is moreover labor-intensive. Consequently,the CAD/CAM system described here leads to cost reduction together withincreased quality. The paper describes the principles underlying the developmentof the system and the system's structure. The paper also describes an actual fieldimplementation of fully automated rebar production in a large rebar manufacturingplant. The implementation was based on the integration of the CAD/CAM systemwith the existing setup of the plant. A communication link was developed toenable the data to be transferred.
|Year of publication:
Navon R, Rubinovitz Y, Cofller M (1995).
Integrated-product-model-based automatic rebarproduction. Fischer M A, Law K H, Luiten B(ed.); Modelling of buildings through their life-cycle; Stanford, August 1995 (ISSN: 2706-6568),