A web-based collaborative design advisory system for micro-product design assessment

Xiaojun Dai, Yi Qin, Neal Juster

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A web-based collaborative design advisory system for designing micro products is being developed, which is based on use of both knowledge and rules. The system is aimed at helping designers to assess/optimise the design of micro products to be manufactured with micro-forming. The Microsoft C# programming language, ASP.Net technique and Microsoft Access database system have been used to develop this system. The system is composed of various assessment modules such as product geometry features, forming processes, materials, machines, tools and cost assessment modules. Clients can use/browse the user interface of the integrated system through the internet to import a CAD design model and define design parameters. The system is not only able to assess the client’s design but also to generate preliminary process plans for the selected micro-forming processes. A micro-pin design is used as an example to test the capability of the 1st prototype system. With such a system, some advantages such as increasing the design efficiency in the web-based collaborative design environment have been identified.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-224
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Mechanics and Materials
Early online date3 Dec 2007
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2007
Event6th International Conference on e-Engineering and Digital Enterprise Technology e-ENGDET 2007 - Harbin, China
Duration: 26 Aug 200729 Aug 2007


  • web-based
  • design advisory system
  • micro product design

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