Two-dimensional Minkowski sum optimization of ganged stamping blank layouts for use on pre-cut sheet metal for convex and concave parts

@inproceedings{Mulero2007TwodimensionalMS,
  title={Two-dimensional Minkowski sum optimization of ganged stamping blank layouts for use on pre-cut sheet metal for convex and concave parts},
  author={Rafael Mulero and Bradley E. Layton},
  year={2007}
}
Abstract With the increasing number of parts that manufacturers need to place on a piece of material such as sheet metal, the need increases for more sophisticated algorithms for part orientation and spacing. With greater part shape complexity, the ability of a skilled worker is challenged to minimize waste. Building on the previous work of Nye, this paper presents a Minkowski sum method for maximizing the number of parts within gangs on a rectangular sheet of material. The example provided… CONTINUE READING