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Manufacturing Piece Part Inspection Design System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000080079D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Schumann, PA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In job lot manufacturing, sometimes referred to as piece part manufacturing, the cost of particular pieces or parts is magnified because of the specialized design of the part or piece, and the time required to translate the sketch of the design not only into a final drawing but also into the setting up of inspection systems to insure that the part manufactured meets the required specifications.

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Manufacturing Piece Part Inspection Design System

In job lot manufacturing, sometimes referred to as piece part manufacturing, the cost of particular pieces or parts is magnified because of the specialized design of the part or piece, and the time required to translate the sketch of the design not only into a final drawing but also into the setting up of inspection systems to insure that the part manufactured meets the required specifications.

Referring to the drawing, a design input system utilizes a radio-frequency tablet, a printer and display unit, these units (which are off-the-shelf items) being adapted for conversion of a designer's sketch into a finished drawing. This is accomplished by using a paper keyboard which is positioned on the tablet, positioning of a stylus on the tablet, then transferring by grid position and control words through a channel to a computer [represented in schematic form by the central processing unit (CPU), Random-Access Memory (RAM) and Read-Only Store (ROS)]. The computer in turn displays this information on the display and generates a multistylus print.

The numerical control (N/C) tape generation system (N/C tape generation system) uses a paper-tape punch, a keyboard, a disk file and the design input system module as an input thereto. The identical information used for the generation of a finished drawing is simultaneously used to fabricate a paper tape or other media for machine tool control. The generation of the N/C tapes a...