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Issues Concerning Material Removal Shape Element Volumes (MRSEVs)



Thomas R. Kramer


In machining discrete parts, Material Removal Shape Element Volumes (MRSEVs) may be used to convey shape information from process planning to NC-programming. This paper discusses sixteen issues regarding MRSEVs and presents, in summary form, a proposed library of MRSEVs for 3-axis machining.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 4804
Report Number


Miscellaneous, features, machining, material removal, MRSEV, NC-program, process plan, PDES, STEP


Kramer, T. (1992), Issues Concerning Material Removal Shape Element Volumes (MRSEVs), NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 25, 2024)
Created March 1, 1992, Updated November 21, 2008