Advanced Design and Manufacturing Based on STEP

  • Xun Xu
  • Andrew Y. C. Nee

Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Thomas Kramer, Xun Xu
    Pages 1-22
  3. Thomas Kramer, Frederick Proctor
    Pages 23-48
  4. Ulrich Berger, Ralf Kretzschmann, Klaus-Peter Arnold
    Pages 49-78
  5. John Michaloski, Thomas Kramer, Frederick Proctor, Xun Xu, Sid Venkatesh, David Odendahl
    Pages 79-104
  6. Yusri Yusof, Keith Case
    Pages 105-124
  7. Tianliang Hu, Chengrui Zhang, Riliang Liu, Lin Yang
    Pages 145-168
  8. Matthieu Rauch, Raphael Laguionie, Jean-Yves Hascoet
    Pages 197-214
  9. Van Khai Nguyen, John Stark
    Pages 215-231
  10. Sanjeev Kumar, Stephen T. Newman
    Pages 233-259
  11. Fumiki Tanaka, Makoto Yamada, Satoshi Mitsui, Takeshi Kishinami, Kiyoshi Akama, Tsukasa Kondo et al.
    Pages 283-305
  12. Vijay Srinivasan
    Pages 353-381
  13. Chandresh Mehta, Lalit Patil, Debasish Dutta
    Pages 383-397
  14. Omar López-Ortega, Karla López de la Cruz
    Pages 399-418
  15. Christian Brecher, Wolfram Lohse, Mirco Vitr
    Pages 439-462
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 463-481

About this book


The globalisation of manufacturing has led to a need for a common language which can be used throughout the entire product development life cycle. Advanced Design and Manufacturing Based on STEP discusses the most successful of the proposed solutions – the STandard for Exchange of Product model, or STEP. STEP aims to provide a complete computer-interpretable product data format, so that users can integrate business and technical data to support all aspects of the product development cycle, e.g., design, analysis, manufacturing, sales and customer services. Of particular significance is the publication of STEP-NC as an extension of STEP to NC, utilising the feature-based concept for CNC machining purposes.

The contributors to this volume are based in some of the world’s leading national research institutes and universities and enterprises. The twenty chapters cover recent research results, and a range of STEP and STEP-NC application case studies from the fields of design and manufacturing.

Advanced Design and Manufacturing Based on STEP will serve as a useful compilation for researchers and students in advanced manufacturing technologies and manufacturing information systems. It offers a range of literature concerning the use of STEP in both design and manufacturing domains.

The Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing publishes the best teaching and reference material to support students, educators and practitioners in manufacturing technology and management. This international series includes advanced textbooks, research monographs, edited works and conference proceedings covering all subjects in advanced manufacturing. The series focuses on new topics of interest, new treatments of more traditional areas and coverage of the applications of information and communication technology (ICT) in manufacturing.


CAD-CAM Produktlebenszyklusmanagement computer-aided design (CAD) computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) control control system cutting data exchange machining manufacturing model optimization process control product development programming

Editors and affiliations

  • Xun Xu
    • 1
  • Andrew Y. C. Nee
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Dept. of Mechanical EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information