“CyberCut™” is a testbed for an Internet-based CAD/CAM system. It was specifically designed to be a networked, automated system, with a seamless communication flow from a client-side designer to a server-side machining service. The creation of CyberCut required several new software modules. These include: a) a Web-based design tool in which Design-for-Manufacturing information and machining rules constrain the designer to manufacturable parts; b) a geometric representation called SIF-DSG, for unambiguous communication between the client-side designer and the server-side process planner; c) an automated process planning system with several sub-modules that convert an incoming design to a set of tool-paths for execution on a 3-axis CNC milling machine. Using this software-pipeline, a CyberCut service, modeled on the MOSIS service for VLSI chips, has been now been launched for limited student-use at a group of cooperating universities.
CyberCut: An Internet-based CAD/CAM System
Contributed by the Computer Aided Product Development Committee for publication in the JOURNAL OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING. Manuscript received Sept. 2000; revised manuscript received Jan. 2001. Associate Editor D. Dutta.
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Ahn , S. H., Sundararajan , V., Smith , C., Kannan , B., D’Souza , R., Sun , G., Mohole , A., Wright, P. K., Kim , J., McMains , S., Smith , J., and Se´quin, C. H. (January 1, 2001). "CyberCut: An Internet-based CAD/CAM System ." ASME. J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng. March 2001; 1(1): 52–59. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1351811
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