Design for manufacturing (DFM) is an important concept that helps to incorporate manufacturability considerations at early design stage. Development of automated DFM tools has become important especially when design and manufacturing are being done by different teams often distantly located. An automated system for design for manufacturability analysis for die-cast parts has been presented in this paper. The paper discusses: (i) knowledgebase of DFM guidelines (ii) die casting feature extraction from part CAD model, and (iii) automated system for DFM analysis and model updation of the die-cast part CAD model. The capabilities of the system are demonstrated by applying it on die cast part CAD models. The results have been validated with the industrial experts. The present system works with CAD models having features such as boss, rib, hole and draft, created using feature based modeling.

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