In high value added component machining, achieving the required quality and cost is ensured by performing all machining quality critical operations in a single setting-up. It is paramount for the design to be checked for its manufacturability with the available manufacturing resources, tooling operations and quality critical machining carried out with minimum number of setting. The hypothesis of this paper is that a higher level mapping between the designs and manufacturing features of the component in question at design stage can pave the way for ensuring that the above requirement is met. This paper establishes the need for such a mapping and details the requirement and specifications of such a mapping.

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