As sustainability becomes an important issue nowadays, disassembly becomes one of the key processes to turn out-of-service products into new or rebuilt products to save energy and materials. A disassembly process includes many subprocesses, such as separation, cleaning, and inspection. Features play a key role in design for disassembly and disassembly process planning. This paper describes a NIST-developed feature information model that defines generic form features, pattern features, and disassembly-specific features. The information model provides a foundation for computer-aided design for disassembly software systems development and data exchange among heterogeneous systems to integrate product design and disassembly process planning.
Feature Information Model for Disassembly, Technical Note (NIST TN), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=911227
(Accessed June 1, 2023)