Concurrent Integrated Design and Manufacture
The intent of the CIDAM project is to extend the notion of
geometric modeling to encompass the greater process necessary to
produce the actual part and/or assemblies, thereby opening the way for
a considerable degree of automation of the integrated design and
In particiular, we wish to create advanced, integrated methodologies,
algorithms, tools, and environments for design, modeling, analysis,
and manufacturing in a way that provides the following benefits in
time, quality, and cost:
- Make electronic prototyping for design and manufacture of
complex products feasible thereby slashing product cycle time.
- By integrating design, process planning and manufacture,
improve the quality of automatically generated manufacturing
instructions, including NC code, hence, improving quality of end
- Make small lot production more economically feasible.
- Create environments that support distributed design,
analysis, and manufacturing collaborations.
- Develop a unified feature based framework for design,
reverse engineering, design for assembly, process planning, and
manufacturing using generalized features.
- Develop a generalized feature based approach to 3-axis and
5-axis machining, design for assembly, and reverse engineering.
- Visualize and simulate progressive steps in design and
manufacture on behalf of efficient prototyping.
- Test all algorithmic advances on relevant design and manufacturing problems as validity check to the approach.
- MADEFAST, a
demonstration in distributed, collaborative design.
Support is provided by ARPA
Last update: January 7, 2000