Knowledge-based systems in sheet metal stamping: A survey

A. Qattawi, A. Mayyas, S. Dongri, M. Omar

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This manuscript surveys and analyses the different implementations of knowledge-based systems (KBS) in sheet metal workings. The scope will cover different stamping phases; specifically the stamped part design, the stamping process planning, the die structure planning and manufacturing with the focus on progressive die designs, and lastly, the strip layout planning. The analysis of the KBS in each of these stamping phases will include the intended function of the system, the KBS construction methodology and the reasoning logic scheme utilised to manipulate the content of the knowledge bases. The survey compares the followed approaches in terms of challenges and merits found for each followed approach. This work serves as a current state-of-the-art analysis for employing KBS in sheet metal stamping (SMS).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)707-718
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 3 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • expert systems
  • knowledge-based systems (KBS)
  • sheet metal stamping (SMS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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