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Computer-aided structural design of punches and dies for progressive die based on functional component

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Abstract

Punches and dies are the real operating components and account for a large portion in the progressive die design procedure. This paper presents a structural design tool for punches and dies for progressive dies of motor core based on functional component. The descriptive model of punch and die component is established which contains three aspect of information, geometry information, assembly-related constraint attribute and hole-related information on plates. Based on the classification and 3D modeling method of punches and dies, the library of components for punches and dies is set up according to the descriptive model. Methods for modeling and data management for components of punches and dies are discussed in detail. The proposed tool for progressive die for motor cores can complete the design of five classes of punches and dies and generate holes on plates automatically. This design tool is constructed on a PC and integrated with a SolidWorks CAD system. The progressive die design for the motor core of house appliance is employed as a practical example to demonstrate the effectiveness of the design tool. The results reveal that it can dramatically improve the design quality and can save both time and costs.

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Jia, Z., Li, H., Zhang, X. et al. Computer-aided structural design of punches and dies for progressive die based on functional component. Int J Adv Manuf Technol 54, 837–852 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-010-3006-7

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Keywords

  • Punches and dies
  • Functional components
  • Progressive die
  • Computer-aided design