Research and development on CATIA-based data-model transformation system for NC tube bending

Zhi Jun Tao, He Yang, Heng Li, Mei Zhan, Liang Gang Guo

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In order to realize the data transmission between the tube model and NC tube bender, setting up a digitized tube-bending system is urgently needed. A CATIA-based data-model transformation system of NC tube bending was developed by using VB, which achieves three functions: generating XYZ-coordinates from CATIA models, transforming XYZ-coordinates to YBC-coordinates and parametric modeling tube bending. The result lays a foundation for realizing advanced and digitized tube bending system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-96
Number of pages7
JournalSuxing Gongcheng Xuebao/Journal of Plasticity Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Data-model transformation
  • Tube NC bending

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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